Broad Foundation

Education With $100 Million Donation, Broad Center Moves Education Leadership Programs to Yale University
The Broad Center will move to the Yale University School of Management, using a $100 million gift from the foundation of powerful Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad to continue its educational leadership programs.
Evie Blad, December 5, 2019
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School Choice & Charters Denver Charter School Network Wins Broad Prize for Closing Achievement Gaps
The Broad Prize was launched by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The winner was announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, the largest gathering of charter advocates and leaders in the country.
Arianna Prothero, June 18, 2018
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Eli Broad speaks at a ceremony announcing the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education in Washington, D.C.
Eli Broad speaks at a ceremony announcing the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education in Washington, D.C.
Diane Bondareff/Invision for The Broad Foundation/AP-File
Education Funding As Eli Broad Steps Down, Will His Influence on K-12 Education Last?
The philanthropist unapologetically pushed for more charters and shaped hundreds of district leaders amid a wave of billionaire entrepreneurs who sought to overhaul public education.
Arianna Prothero & Francisco Vara-Orta, October 13, 2017
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Education Education Philanthropist Eli Broad to Step Down From His Foundation
The 84-year-old Broad is the founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which is a strong supporter of charter schools and for more than a decade, awarded a prize to urban school systems it deemed as outstanding.
Andrew Ujifusa, October 12, 2017
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School Choice & Charters Success Academy Wins Broad Prize for Charter Schools
New York City's largest network of charter schools is often at the center of debate over strict discipline policies in high-performing charter schools.
Arianna Prothero, June 12, 2017
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School Choice & Charters Finalists for Broad Charter Prize Include Success Academy, STEM-Centric Networks
The $250,000 prize is given out by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to reward charter management groups for strong academic outcomes.
Andrew Ujifusa, May 1, 2017
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Education Funding IDEA Public Schools Wins Broad Prize for Charter School Networks
IDEA Public Schools wins the Broad Prize over fellow finalists Success Academy and Yes Prep.
Arianna Prothero, June 27, 2016
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School Choice & Charters Controversial Charter Expansion Plan in Los Angeles Is Revamped
A controversial Los Angeles-area plan to double the number of charter schools was drastically changed to offer new opportunities for students in low-income neighborhoods in all types of public schools
Lesli A. Maxwell, June 16, 2016
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School Choice & Charters New Plan in L.A. Would Support All Types of Public Schools, Not Just Charters
A non-profit group's proposal would support 160,000 students in low-income areas in all types of public schools, not just the expansion of charter schools recommended earlier.
Sarah Tully, June 16, 2016
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Education Funding Success Academy One of Three Finalists for Broad Prize for Charter Schools
Texas-based Yes Prep and IDEA Public Schools are finalists for the annual Broad Prize along with Success Academy.
Arianna Prothero, May 18, 2016
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Teaching Profession Opinion Mr. Broad, Charters Aren't the Only Answer for LAUSD
If I were Eli Broad, I would go into those schools and say to those teachers, "Let's work together to create a school that you would be proud to teach at and that students would love to attend."
Phylis Hoffman, October 6, 2015
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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. They were protesting a draft plan from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to more than double the number of charter schools in Los Angeles.
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. They were protesting a draft plan from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to more than double the number of charter schools in Los Angeles.
Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times
Education Funding 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.
Arianna Prothero, October 6, 2015
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School Choice & Charters Opinion Broad Foundation Plan Ignites Charter School War in L.A.
A Broad Foundation plan to put half of L.A.'s students in charter schools intensifies the trench warfare over reform. If history is a guide, there will be no winners.
Charles Taylor Kerchner, September 28, 2015
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School Choice & Charters Will Charters Take Over Most of Los Angeles' Schooling Landscape?
The Los Angeles Times obtained a memo detailing a proposal backed by the Broad Foundation to double the number of charter schools in L.A.
Arianna Prothero, September 23, 2015
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