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The United Teachers Los Angeles union staged a protest on the opening day of The Broad, Los Angeles’ new contemporary-art museum built by philanthropist Eli Broad.
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Charter Expansion Plan Stokes Debate in L.A.

A proposal from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to more than double the number of charters in the city is raising major questions about its viability. (October 6, 2015)

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September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Dueling bills passed in both chambers to overhaul the federal education law face lawmakers fresh off a five-week summer sabbatical.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
The faceoff between the legislature and governor has caused some school systems to turn to loans and reserves in the absence of state money.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Tensions remain among legislators as they seek to hammer out a school funding plan amid $100,000 a day in court-ordered sanctions.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
A half-dozen White House hopefuls talk common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Some education programs could be on the hot seat as members of Congress scramble to act before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week

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