Mikhail Zinshteyn reported on community colleges and other higher education matters for EdSource until Feb. 2019.
All articles by Mikhail Zinshteyn
Controversial charter bill could face prolonged fight in Legislature
Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
April 24, 2017
California bill that critics say could cripple charter schools back in the spotlight
A bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions is very much alive despite being shelved Monday by its sponsor.
April 20, 2017
California bill that would restrict charter school approvals stalls in Sacramento
The bill would give school districts more power to approve or deny charter schools, which charter school advocates argue would lead to many charter schools closing their doors.
April 17, 2017
Charter schools in line to get extra help despite Trump plan to slash education funding
Trump called for $1.4 billion in new funding for a school choice program that includes $168 million for expanding charter schools.
March 21, 2017
Survey: Many college students need a lot more than academic support to succeed
KIPP charter school network reports that many of its college-going alumni experience significant hardships, including sometimes lacking the funds to afford meals.
March 8, 2017
Millions spent in Los Angeles school board race yield no clear winner yet
Three school board seat races generated $6.7 million in campaign contributions, much of it from charter school advocates and labor groups.
March 8, 2017
Charter groups and unions spend millions for control of LA Unified school board
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for three seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.