EdSource Today Reports: Charter Schools

Mixed results for charter schools statewide in new study

Mixed results for charter schools statewide in new study

Earlier this month, a research institute at Stanford University affiliated with the Hoover Institution reported that students at independent charter schools in Los Angeles performed a lot better than their peers in traditional Los Angeles ... … Read entire article »

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Charter schools association continues push to weed out low-scoring schools

Charter schools association continues push to weed out low-scoring schools

Upping its campaign to root out what it views as its lowest performing schools, the California Charter Schools Association last week criticized a San Jose school district for allowing a charter school to open two ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Schools, English learners, Featured, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, Tests and Assessments

Gates Foundation considers major Common Core grant program in California

Gates Foundation considers major Common Core grant program in California

Having largely steered clear of making education grants in California over the last half-decade, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is weighing whether to invest substantially in helping California’s teachers successfully put the Common Core ... … Read entire article »

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When competitors converged, collaboration began in Los Angeles Unified

When competitors converged, collaboration began in Los Angeles Unified

Nearly a quarter century ago, two Stanford University professors wrote that market forces could reform public education in ways that government dominated by interest groups, like teachers unions, could not. “Politics, Markets, and America’s Schools” ... … Read entire article »

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Rocketship charter schools singled out in California as Race to the Top finalist

Rocketship charter schools singled out in California as Race to the Top finalist

Rocketship Education, with eight K-5 charter schools in San Jose, one in Milwaukee and invitations to expand into urban districts in other states, is the sole finalist from California competing for $120 million in the ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Schools, Featured, K-12 Reform, Race to the Top, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, Technology

Everyone benefits when charter schools and districts partner on special education

Everyone benefits when charter schools and districts partner on special education

The charter school movement began as a way to create a new kind of public school – one with more flexibility and autonomy over instruction and operations in exchange for higher levels of accountability. However, as ... … Read entire article »

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Charter schools add 49,000 students, now serve 8.4 percent of state students

With the addition of 104 schools and 49,174 students this fall, California’s charter schools grew 10 percent to serve 519,000 students, or 8.4 percent of the state’s 6.2 million K-12 students, the California Charter Schools ... … Read entire article »

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Former State Board president reportedly tapped as Duncan adviser

Former State Board president reportedly tapped as Duncan adviser

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has reportedly tapped former California State Board of Education president Ted Mitchell for a key post in his administration. EdWeek and The Chronicle of Higher Education are reporting that Duncan wants ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Schools, Common Core, Featured, Governance, K-12 Reform, Reporting & Analysis, State Board of Education, Systemic Change

After dropping out, a diploma and a job from Oakland charter school

After dropping out, a diploma and a job from Oakland charter school

Not a single student at one of Oakland’s public high schools has to be there. They all arrive by choice – willingly, happily, sometimes desperately – at Civicorps Academy, a charter school for young adults ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: After School, Extra Time, Charter Schools, College and Career Preparation, Featured, High School Completion, K-12 Reform, Poverty, Reporting & Analysis, Special Needs, Workforce preparation

Charter school leaders generally pleased with Gov. Brown’s new funding system

Charter school leaders generally pleased with Gov. Brown’s new funding system

California Charter Schools Association chief executive Jed Wallace turned rhapsodic in a message last month to charter school operators summarizing the impact of the new school funding system on their campuses. The Local Control Funding ... … Read entire article »

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