A proposal for a STEM-focused school in Los Angeles has provoked debate over who should oversee its management, reports the Los Angeles Times

A bill to create the new school is currently before the California state legislature. If the school is approved, it would be sponsored and overseen by the state, the LA Times says. Its supporters say this model has proven successful, with 15 such schools being run in 14 other states. 

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