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Morning Read: McKenna’s friends beat Johnson’s money

LA School Report | August 14, 2014

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Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
In this week’s election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. LA Times

Judge: State must help all English learners
A judge has ruled that the state is ultimately responsible for seeing that school districts provide services to all English language learners not receiving the help they need to become proficient in English. Edsource

With Tueday’s school board loss, charter advocates recalculate
After Tuesday’s defeat of another of their candidates to the Los Angeles school board, charter school advocates are rethinking how to support local candidates. KPCC

Federal education officials to fund preschool expansion
While it is significantly less than the $75 billion the White House wanted, the Department of Education Wednesday announced $250 million in preschool expansion grants for states. KPCC

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