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LA Times To Be Sold To Philanthropist Eli Broad, Says Rupert Murdoch

Reuters | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.27.2015 | Media

Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper...

Peter Cunningham's $12-Million-Dollar EdPost Cannot Purchase Readers

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.12.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

EdPost has been in operation for just over a year, and it seems that Peter Cunningham can't seem to attract what he cannot purchase: Readers.

Education Reform Is Anti-American

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.04.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Despite the documentation provided by Singer, Schneider, Diane Ravitch, Anthony Cody and others, charter and school choice propaganda has persuaded millions of Americans that reform is about helping children.

Broad-Kill: Assessing L.A.'s Newest Museum Without Even Seeing It

John Seed | Posted 09.27.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Dozens of other art writers, critics and bloggers have been writing about the Broad since it opened last week, and after having actually "seen" it, some have made prose of its alleged deficiencies.

A Free Museum In Los Angeles Wants California To Be The Art Capital Of The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts

On Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, sits a hulking, breathing organism, just born, yet already an enormous beast. The texture of porous honeycom...

Fall Art Highlights Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts

2015's calendar still has many milestones and while it is never easy to choose amongst them in the busy months to come, I'd like to highlight four essential artistic events in London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris.

Poor Children Are Just Nails to Pound

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Education is about children -- real, living, breathing, complicated, tender, diverse children. There is no model, no assembly line, no template or standard methodology that can serve them well.

Opt Out and Save Democracy

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

If enough parents are willing to join the movement, keep their children home on test days, ignore the threats, the battle lines will be clear. School officials, local school boards, state legislators and members of Congress will be faced with a real school choice: Whose side are you on?

Billionaire Philanthropist Suspends $1 Million Prize For Urban School Districts

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A foundation started by philanthropist Eli Broad has suspended a national prize awarded annually to a top-performing urban school ...

This Terrifying Sexy Art Robot Is Coming To Los Angeles

artnet | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure (2014) a life-size talking, moving robot, is no...

Two Districts Split Nation's Largest Education Prize

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In a first for the prestigious education award, districts in Florida and Georgia will split the $1 million Broad Prize - the lar...

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

Note to the Academy: Don't be Bullied by the L.A.Times Critic

Jay Weston | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There was a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times today entitled: "Burst the film museum's bubble." In it, the paper's architectural critic continues his vendetta against the museum's design by the legendary architect Renzo Piano.

Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Web Extra: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this video, Diane Ravitch and I talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

LA School Board Member Steve Zimmer Stands With Students Against 'Vergara Fiction'

John Thompson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Los Angeles School Board member Steve Zimmer nailed the essence of Vergara versus California, the corporate reformers' legal assault on teachers' due ...

Spoonful of Sugar for Waiting College Applicants

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Joseph

It is important that we, as adults, remember to help students see that they can succeed and be happy at many colleges. As they wait for and learn which colleges have accepted them, we need to help them see the powerful of the options they do and will have.

John Waters And Jeff Koons: A Chat To Nowhere

Mat Gleason | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Los Angeles turned out in force to see John Waters interview Jeff Koons at the Orpheum theater, part of a series of conversations sponsored by The Bro...

Batkid Can't Save Us

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Charity is not justice, and the conspicuous glare of charity is blinding us to injustice.

Paul Blumenthal

Revealed: Gap Founders Among Corporate Titans Behind California's 'Dark Money' Controversy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Well-known corporate chiefs funded illegal "dark money" contributions to groups in the Koch brothers' political network that were involv...

The Price to Pay for Messing with Gods and Muses

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Unfortunately, we don't have National Theater here in the United States. But who needs it? After all, we are enjoying - or rather suffering - by wat...

Eli Broad, Houston Schools Supe Grier on Urban Education

Jane Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU, Eli Broad, philanthropist and founder of two Fortune 500 companies, discusses his native Detroit public schools, blended learning, school leadership and a national system for education.

Keep Your 'Disruption' Out of Our Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Mega-corporations believe they must continually reinvent themselves in order to have the latest, best thing and beat their competitors, who are about to overtake them in the market. City after city is now suffering a "disruptive" assault on public education.

MOCA Displays Frank Gehry's Design for Chinese Museum!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My hero is Frank Gehry, the octogenarian genius who created the magnificent Walt Disney Hall, the startling Guggenheim Bilboa Spain building, and so much more.