Rick Pratt

Assistant Executive Director, California School Boards Association

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Assistant Executive Director of the California School Boards Association

Rick Pratt on KCRW

Fifteen charters schools that were about to go out of business got a $10.5 million bailout today.

Benefactors Bail Out ICEF Charter Schools

Fifteen charters schools that were about to go out of business got a $10.5 million bailout today.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Arnold Schwarzenegger's office says, "We never talk about the Governor's private meetings." But others are free to report.

Schwarzenegger Warns that Education Could Face $ 2-4 Billion Cuts

Arnold Schwarzenegger's office says, "We never talk about the Governor's private meetings." But others are free to report.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Starting Tuesday, your Amazon devices, along with everyone else’s in your neighborhood, will be able to connect to each other and the internet systems they use.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

News broke in May that AT&T would be spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

from Hollywood Breakdown

In Hollywood, merger mania continues, this time with a tech twist. Amazon is buying the storied MGM Studios, and the library of 4,000 movies and TV shows that comes with it.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Central America this week. She told would-be migrants in Guatemala “do not come” (to the U.S.), which drew criticism from progressive democrats.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A statewide program called Project Homekey converts motels, hotels, or vacant apartment buildings into long-term supportive housing for people living on the streets.

from Greater LA

KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than half of all American adults have been vaccinated, according to the Biden administration, and life is seemingly speeding back to normal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Venice Family Clinic is slamming LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and others for their call to clear out unhoused people from Venice Beach boardwalk by July 4.

from KCRW Features

For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

from To the Point