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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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A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
A state-appointed receiver for the York, Pa., school system plans to tap a for-profit charter network to run the district's eight schools.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
The "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, federal officials say. That means schools can be reimbursed for more services they provide to low-income students.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Complaints by two New York districts prompted the investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
A series of broad policy changes to the E-rate will bring billions of dollars in increased funding and a greater focus on high-speed wireless technologies to schools and libraries.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week

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