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Morning Read: Union to Re-Interview Runoff Candidates

Samantha Oltman | March 8, 2013

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Big Money in L.A. School Board Races
UTLA is apparently, re-interviewing the two remaining candidates. It sat out that race in the first round by endorsing all three candidates and spending no money. LA Times

Runoff Campaigns Kick Off, City Hall Girds for More Cuts
The mayoral campaign entered a new phase Wednesday, as Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel began positioning themselves for the May 21 runoff. LA Times

Both Sides Claim Win in Costly L.A. School Board Race
The coalition, a political action committee aligned with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, raised nearly $4 million to spend in support of of Ms. Anderson, Ms. Garcia, and Antonio Sanchez, a candidate for an open seat in District 6. Mr. Sanchez will be back on the ballot in May for a runoff against Monica Ratliff. EdWeek

Higher Standards Coming for State’s Intern Teachers
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing signaled Thursday its intention to increase training requirements for intern teachers, including Teach for America members, before they’re allowed to teach any of the state’s 1.4 million students who are English learners. EdSource
See also: LA Times, SI&A Cabinet Report

Essential Steps for Charter School Authorizing Outlined
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers has released its 2012 Index of Essential Practices for charter school authorizers. EdWeek

Parents, Students Concerned Amid Mass Teacher Layoffs
More than 60 educators in El Monte received pink slips, prompting protests. NBC LA

Teens Get Free Gowns, Jewelry to Sparkle on Prom Night
Lizette Espino is a Cinderella story.  For that matter, so is Young Sun. And Rya Ekberg-Wust. And the more than 50 other Los Angeles Unified teens who entered a Hollywood dressing room on Thursday wearing their usual jeans-and-T-shirts and emerged modeling sleek satin gowns, beaded one-shoulder formals and soft chiffon party dresses. LA Daily News

Review: ‘Girl Rising’ Shows the Power of Education
“Girl Rising” mixes documentary and narrative filmmaking to show how education lifted nine girls out of poverty and cruel circumstances. LA Times

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