Here's How the Broad Foundation is Connecting Teachers with Technology

The Broad Foundation wants teachers to ditch their “old school” ways in favor of digital media and newfangled classroom technology. The Los Angeles-based funder recently announced a $3 million grant to Common Sense Media, for the purpose of expanding a free ratings and review platform to help teachers discover relevant digital curricula, websites and apps.
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A Struggle Between LA Arts Patrons?

It's been a long time coming, but billionare philanthropist and L.A.'s largest arts patron Eli Broad might have to give up on his rescue of the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2008, the museum was under financial stress, and Broad stepped in with a $30 million, strings-attached gift that called for restructuring. But it now looks like a proposed merger with the Los Angeles County Art Museum might be on the table.

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Broad Foundation’s Prize for Public Charter Schools Helping Change Educational Goals

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation recently announced the winner of their 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The foundation, a leading Los Angeles philanthropy, is is working to ensure that every student in urban public schools has the same educational opportunities as any other child.

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