June 22, 2019
With hundreds of school districts in California serving as charter school authorizers, the Charter School Task Force unanimously agreed in a report to Gov. Gavin Newsom that districts and county offices of education need help approving and overseeing charter schools. This week, we interview the executive director of CARSNet, an organization run by the Alameda County Office of Education that offers bootcamps and tutorials in charter school responsibilities, and could serve as a model for a new state agency that the task force says should be created.
We also discuss a proposal to put a $13 billion school construction bond on the statewide ballot as early as March 2020, and we interview Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, who has had to deal with a teachers strike and the threat of insolvency during her first two years as Oakland Unified’s school superintendent.
For more, see the following articles:
- Charter school authorizers come under greater scrutiny in California
- $13 billion state bond for school construction targeted for 2020 California ballot
- Recent EdSource webinar on the future of school construction and renovation
- Oakland Unified committed to fixing fiscal problems, but state must also step up