The slowdown could increase competition among parents and students to get into the most sought-after charter schools.
Contributions to independent expenditure committees set up by charter school advocates to back Villaraigosa near $23 million.
The district is seeking to ease conflicts over a state law that requires it to share available space with charter schools.
A recent audit found that Tri-Valley Learning Corporation executives had conflicts of interest and commingled funds.
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The race for the three board seats generated nearly $17 million in campaign spending.
State law doesn't allow the Santa Clara County Board of Education to grant a zoning exemption to a San Jose charter.
Independent study charters no longer can run satellite centers for 38,000 students in nearby districts.
Fans of abandoned API, rejoice: New index ranks schools 1 to 10 based on test scores.
The California Teachers Association campaigned hard for its passage.
The bill would ban online schools from contracting with the for-profit operator, K12. Inc.
The committee spent more than $1.3 million in support of one Assembly candidate.
The office would answer to the seven-member school board.
If the goal is reached, it would almost double the number of students now attending charters.