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Colorado arts organizations raked in more than $2M of federal grants in 2019 18.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Lovers of the arts, rejoice: The National Endowment for the Arts announced last month that it has awarded more than $2 million in grants to Colorado arts organizations.
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California’s charter school task force failed in its chief objective 15.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

During the impassioned Los Angeles teachers’ strike earlier this year, one of the chief disputes was whether charter schools were a lifeline to students who deserve an alternative to low-performing district schools, or a leech that insidiously siphons money from a public school system struggling...

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I got through college the hard way — and I'm grateful for it 9.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A lot of students graduating from Los Angeles high schools and hoping to go to college are probably feeling pretty discouraged this year. The college admissions scandal has made it clear that the deck is stacked against them. But I can say from experience that doing it the hard way is not only...

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California Lottery director steps down amid controversy over spending, nepotism 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hugo Lopez stepped down as director of the California Lottery on Friday, sending employees an email that cited growth of lottery revenue but did not mention a string of controversies, including a state audit in April that questioned the agency’s spending.

Lopez told employees that it was with “mixed...

Failure of L.A. school tax measure could put resources and alliances to the test 6.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner and other high-profile backers of a property tax to benefit public schools needed to get two-thirds support for Measure EE to pass. They seemed confident they could get at least a solid majority. But when the votes were counted, only a paltry...

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Homelessness surges, and a tax for schools fails — shame on L.A. 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: What does this say about Los Angeles as a city when we can’t raise money for public education and our homeless population has increased by 16% in the last year?

Shame on us all.

Tom Iannucci, Los Angeles

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To the editor: We refuse to fund our children’s education properly, and then...

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California’s state universities are a path to mobility and tuition needs to be free 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The perfect place to see California’s changing face and our future is at a state university graduation ceremony.

It’s a multicolored demographic assortment of ambition and promise probably unequaled anywhere outside diverse California.

Much has changed at our public institutions of higher education...

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Plans to impose a moratorium on new California charter schools stall in Sacramento 30.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

An intensely debated effort to impose a two-year moratorium on new charter schools in California was scuttled on Wednesday at the state Capitol, with supporters of the legislation vowing to try again next year.

Senate Bill 756, part of a package of proposals seen as a brushback to charter schools...

College admissions scandal prompts California lawmakers to move ahead with reforms 30.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill aimed at preventing the kind of fraud perpetrated in this year’s college admissions cheating scandal, giving initial approval to tougher rules on special admissions to state universities.

The state Assembly approved AB 1383, which would prohibit...

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Measure EE will cost you a few bucks. Its failure could cost you more 29.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

I went to school Tuesday morning.

Saturn Street Elementary is a Mid-City L.A. Unified campus with about 350 students, 80 of them in special-ed classes. The nurse comes only twice a week; same for the school psychologist. As you might have heard, the nation’s second-largest school district’s got...

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Wisconsin's Democratic governor, GOP not getting along 27.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Wisconsin's new Democratic governor and the Republicans who control the Legislature are having such a hard time getting along that even the signing of a seemingly innocuous, unanimously approved bill morphed into a partisan fight.
Two tax hikes for schools could end up on California’s 2020 ballot 26.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Though it’s never a sure bet that California voters will sign off on a tax increase, the odds improve when the money is promised to schools. Less clear, though, is what happens if two school tax measures are on the same ballot — now a distinct possibility for next year’s statewide election.

Asking...

California college athletes could sign endorsement deals under bill OKd by state Senate 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

College athletes in California would be able to sign with agents and profit from endorsement deals under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday, prompting a potential showdown with the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., which bars such compensation.

Senate Bill 206 by state Sen. Nancy...

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Education budget decisions near the end after leaders agree on increase for schools 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A budget compromise provides a 2 percent general education funding formula increase in each year of the biennium. But some say it isn't enough.
Colorado poll finds strong support for vocational education, concern about teacher pay 21.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A new poll by Magellan Strategies found 83 percent of a sample of Colorado registered voters surveyed favored increasing opportunities for vocational education in high school. The idea was popular across subgroups.
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Bernie Sanders Unveils a 10-Point Plan to Overhaul Public Education 19.5.2019 Truthout.com
Sanders aims to guarantee every person in the U.S. a quality education as a fundamental human right.
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Amid GOP Hypocrisy, Alabama Advances US’s Strictest Abortion Bill 10.5.2019 Truthout.com
Anti-choice activists hope to see this bill land in front of the Supreme Court.
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Misguided doctors and bad information are fueling the return of measles 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Before the creation of a vaccine in 1963, measles infected 3 to 4 million people a year in the United States. Nearly 50,000 measles patients each year required hospitalization, and the disease infected the brains of 1,000 and killed 400 to 500 people.

Today, we shouldn’t be seeing any cases. The...

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Sanders calls for breaking up big agriculture monopolies 6.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies toward small family farmers.
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Some Colorado schools see less than half of students graduate, but state says that’s reality of working with challenging population 5.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
An analysis by The Denver Post of data from the 2017-2018 school year found 81 Colorado high schools graduated no more than half of their students within four years.
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