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Children’s Defense Fund names Alex Johnson as CA chief

LA School Report | September 11, 2014



Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson, who finished behind George McKenna in the race to fill the LA Unified District 1 board seat, has added two new lines to his resume since the August election runoff.

Nominated by his former boss, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Johnson is now a member of the LA County Board of Education, which mediates a variety of school district disputes, and as of tomorrow, he becomes executive director of CDF-California, the state affiliate of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Johnson is scheduled to appear at the official announcement tomorrow, along with Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of CDF, a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked for 40 years to improve the lives of children.

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