Mixed bag for Michelle Rhee in Tuesday’s school board races
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The group formed a campaign committee that supported Francisco Castillo for school board in Washington Unified, the West Sacramento school district. Castillo works as a spokesman for StudentsFirst. Voters in West Sac elected Sarah Kirby Gonzalez, who was backed by the local teachers union.
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In last month’s school board race in the Los Angeles city of Burbank, two StudentsFirst backed candidates Charlene Tabet and David Dobson earned spots on the April 9 run off ballot.