Campaign: Final Push for Candidates
With only three days to go before the March 5 election, School Board candidates are hitting the pavement all over Los Angeles this weekend, hunting for votes. But judging from their campaign websites, some are more active than others. In downtown’s District 2, School Board President Monica Garcia is asking volunteers to sign up for...
By LA School Report | March 2, 2013
Campaign Notebook: Volunteers Make the Call
While campaign donations, policy positions, mailed flyers, debates, and endorsements all make up a big part of a school board race, the candidates for the three LAUSD School Board races also rely on a lot of phone calls, door knocking, and other kinds of “retail’ politics – some of which are coordinated out of storefront...
By Karen Jordan | February 5, 2013
Contributions / Spending Calendar*
Wondering how to track all the money flowing into and out of the different campaigns for School Board and the independent expenditure (IE) committees that support them? It’s still not as easy to figure out as it might be — but we’re here to help. The most up-to-date filing schedule can be found here, on...
By Samantha Oltman | January 23, 2013
Campaign Trail: Robert Skeels
Saturday provides dueling campaign events in LAUSD Board District 2, which includes Central and East Los Angeles. Candidate Robert Skeels is inviting supporters to walk the precincts in Boyle Heights to get out the word on his campaign (for details, click here). Perhaps not coincidentally, it’s the same day that his opponent, incumbent Monica Garcia...
By LA School Report | January 18, 2013
Schools Are Now the Leading Target for Cyber Gangs as Ransom Payments Encourage Attacks
Shockwaves & Innovations: How Nations Worldwide Are Dealing with AI in Education
Report: In 24 States, Using False Address to Get Into a Better School is a Crime
‘It’s Trendy, It’s New’: Is The Future of Healthy School Lunch Vending Machines?
California Teen, a ‘16 Under 16 in STEM’, Gets a Big Surprise on The Kelly Clarkson Show
Monica Garcia to Launch Campaign
Last weekend, School Board candidate Kate Anderson kicked off her campaign. This weekend, LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia and supporters will kick off her reelection campaign on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. in East Los Angeles. Garcia is running for a third term in District 2, an area that stretches from Central to East...
By Samantha Oltman | January 18, 2013
Kate Anderson to Kick Off Campaign
LAUSD School Board candidate Kate Anderson is officially launching her campaign this Saturday, January 12 at her new offices in Mar Vista. Anderson is challenging incumbent Steve Zimmer in District 4 – which stretches from the Pacific Palisades to Hollywood. Volunteers will have a chance to do some canvassing, calling, and on-the-ground campaigning. To view...
By Samantha Oltman | January 11, 2013
Election ’13: Undisclosed Donors?
Independent expenditure (IE) committees are poised to once again spend millions in the upcoming March 2013 LAUSD Board election, but despite city disclosure laws, the information available to the public is limited and uneven. One of the main reasons is that while the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission requires IE committees to disclose all contributions,...
By Samantha Oltman | November 16, 2012