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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.
Turpin abuse case prompts state bill to tighten regulation of home schools

Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) has introduced a bill in response to the Turpin abuse case that would create a legal distinction between home schools and private schools in California. It would also increase regulation of home schools.

L.A. Unified once again embarks on a tough search for a new superintendent

The two largest school districts in the U.S., New York City and Los Angeles, are engaged in simultaneous searches for new leaders of their school systems. Whether they're likely to consider similar candidates depends on local politics and the districts' priorities.

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