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Morning Read: District 6 School Board Election Day

LA School Report | May 21, 2013

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LA Unified Candidates Monica Ratliff, Antonio Sanchez Square Off
The candidates tried to highlight policy differences — but they didn’t appear as wide as each candidate contends. KPCC

L.A. Elections May Be Decided By Older, White Voters, Poll Shows
The survey of likely voters finds that non-Latino whites make up 32% of the city’s population but are likely to total 51% of the vote. Latinos make up 44% of the population, but many are ineligible to vote. LA Times

LA Mayor Hopefuls Scour for Votes—And Differences
Both said they support John Deasy, the Los Angeles school superintendent, who backs charter schools and tying student test scores to teacher evaluations. Wall Street Journal

Funding to L.A. Magnet School Restored
L.A. Unified reverses a decision that cost a top-performing campus about $300,000 in anti-poverty funding after parents found evidence of a bureaucratic error. LA Times

See also: Daily News

California Won’t Try Again for No Child Left Behind Waiver
Citing the difficulty of reforming the state’s education system, California will not make another attempt to get a waiver of the federal law requires that every youngster be proficient in English and math by 2014, officials said Monday. Daily News

See also: Ed Source

Assembly Education Leaders Support Dedicated Funding for Adult Ed
Gov. Jerry Brown’s call to create regional consortia of school districts and community colleges to administer adult education programs starting in 2015-16 is meeting resistance from education leaders in the Assembly. Ed Source

Teaching Tips: How to Make the Last 2 Weeks of School Memorable
Sacramento-based high school teacher and Education week blogger Larry Ferlazzo has come up with a great list of resources for how to use classroom time during the last two weeks of school. KPCC

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