Anna M. Phillips

Anna M. Phillips covers K-12 education in Los Angeles. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she wrote about crime and courts for the Tampa Bay Times. She previously covered the New York City public school system for the New York Times and Chalkbeat New York. She grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University.
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For social studies teachers, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings were an ideal lesson in the separation of powers. Then came the accusation of sexual assault.

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Founded in 2001, Guidance Charter School in Palmdale seemed like it was on stable footing when it issued more than $29.5 million in bonds to construct a brand new campus last year. Now it's been forced to shut down, though it's still on the hook for the debt.