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Philanthropist Eli Broad announces his retirement

LOS ANGELES — Philanthropist Eli Broad, whose contributions to Los Angeles arts, culture and overall development have left an indelible impression on the city — and whose vocal support of charter schools has earned him the derision of the L.A. teacher’s union — announced his retirement last week. In an exclusive interview with the New Read More…

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LAUSD board becoming more charter friendly

LOS ANGELES — Two new members of the Los Angeles school board who were heavily backed by charter-school proponents were sworn in July 6, potentially signaling a major policy shift in the nation’s second-largest school district. Teacher/attorney Nick Melvoin defeated board President Steve Zimmer in the May runoff election to win the District 4 seat, Read More…