Legislation by the chair of the Assembly Education Committee would ban appeals, cap charters at the current level and factor in charter schools’ fiscal impact on authorizing districts
California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
Districts are hoping the upcoming state budget will include financial relief such as deferred state loans, flat per-student payments, and flexibility to sell or lease surplus property.
The bill would define what it means to be ready for kindergarten.
Author says preschools would get better guidance; critics worry about academic pressure.
Advocates for expanding preschool to low-income 4-year-olds were disappointed with the 4,000 additional enrollment slots proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in his 2015-16 budget released Friday. Some were hoping for at least 10,000 additional slots.