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  • Our Best Stories of 2016: Part Two

    Our Best Stories of 2016: Part Two

    • December 28, 2016

    Today we continue our look back at Capital & Main’s best work of 2016. Stories focus on the “shared economy,” the affordable housing crisis, legalized marijuana and charter schools.

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  • Debacle: How a Promising Charter School Failed

    Debacle: How a Promising Charter School Failed

    • December 15, 2016

    In 2014, when teachers at Los Angeles’ Jefferson High School opened their own charter school, the Student Empowerment Academy, they hoped to bring the larger world into their classrooms. They got more than they bargained for. BY ROBIN UREVICH

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  • Why Proposition 55 Sailed to Victory

    Why Proposition 55 Sailed to Victory

    • November 11, 2016

    One clear winner to emerge from Tuesday’s statewide election was California education. Proposition 55, the wealth-tax initiative, swept to victory with a 62 percent approval margin. Its passage will extend until 2030 Proposition 30’s emergency stabilization funding passed by voters in 2012.

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