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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A California billionaire is enlisting other wealthy backers in a $490 million scheme to place half of the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District into charter schools over the next eight years—a plan at least one critic says would "do away with democratically controlled, publicly accountable education in LA." The Los Angeles Times...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Marking a major departure for a city known for its over-reliance on cars, the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a $15...

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