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The LA Art Show Attracts More Celebrities With Each New Year!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

The LA art scene is booming. As the LA Art show celebrates its 21st year, more and more celebrities will attend the annual art fair. Last year's atten...

Hillary Clinton: Still on the Hook

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On December 22, 2015, Hillary Clinton spoke at a high school in Iowa, and she made a comment that speedily boomeranged on her: "I wouldn't keep any school open that wasn't doing a better-than-average job."

Eli Broad: It's 'News To Me' I'm Buying The LA Times

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 12.09.2015 | Media

Tribune Publishing is not selling off the Los Angeles Times, and Eli Broad is not in talks to buy it, the billionaire philanthropist told PBS Tuesday...

Eli Broad: "No Deal In The Works" For Purchase Of L.A. Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

On Nov. 27, media mogul Rupert Murdoch used his Twitter account to say there was "strong word" that billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and a group of local investors were poised to buy the Los Angeles Times.

Tribune Denies It's In Talks To Sell After Rupert Murdoch Rumor

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Maybe Rupert Murdoch should leave the journalism to his employees. Over the weekend, the co-chairman of News Corp. said on Twitter he had “stro...

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
ARTPHAIRE

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.