Fund set up to raise money for LA Unified merges with group starting two charter schools
By Howard Blume and Zahira Torres Two organizations set up to work within the traditional public school system are moving away from their original mission — and from the Los Angeles Unified School District — in the name of better helping students. The governing boards of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and the group LA’s Promise have voted to...
By LA School Report | June 23, 2016
Commentary: L.A. Times breaks up with Gates Foundation; Here’s why it did Gates wrong
I’m still trying to make sense of the buckshot attack on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published by the Los Angeles Times editorial board last week. The Times shoehorned a remarkably honest letter from the foundation about the challenges of education philanthropy into a smear of Gates’ work. But it’s clear the editorial board didn’t...
By Romy Drucker | June 6, 2016