Tag: Charter Schools
August 14, 2017
More people still support charters, but the margin has narrowed in an Education Next survey.
August 10, 2017
Crete Academy, near South L.A.’s Leimert Park neighborhood, is one of nine new independent charters opening within Los Angeles Unified School District this year, and the only one dedicated to fighting homelessness with an arsenal of social services to help families.
July 24, 2017
A recent audit found that Tri-Valley Learning Corporation executives had conflicts of interest and commingled funds.
July 20, 2017
Find out how many charters are in California and in the U.S., what the major fault lines are between charter schools and their opponents, and what some of the functions of charters are that make them distinct from traditional public schools.
July 19, 2017
Five Keys Charter School's refurbished bus will help high school dropouts earn their diplomas or GEDs.
June 29, 2017
By insisting charter schools are public schools, charter advocates are distancing themselves from Trump's proposed cuts to federal funding for public schools.
June 21, 2017
The Netflix co-founder who has donated some of the biggest sums to charter school causes in California since 2011 thinks elected school boards are holding back education progress in the United States.
June 20, 2017
About 30 percent of Oakland students attend charter schools – one of the highest concentrations of charter students in the state.
June 19, 2017
Nick Melvoin says "victory" for him over the next few years would be "across-the-board improvements in the district," not charter growth.
June 18, 2017
Kelly Gonez was backed by charter school advocates, but says expanding the number of charters is not what she is interested in doing.
June 13, 2017
The U.S. education secretary says the movement has departed from its founding principles of creativity and innovation.
June 13, 2017
Unlike independent charters, affiliated charters’ student discipline policies match the district’s. They operate out of district buildings that they don’t have to pay for and the district covers their administrative expenses. Affiliated or dependent charters are “really connected to the mother ship,” said José Cole-Gutiérrez, director of the L.A. Unified’s charter school division, the body that oversees both groups of charters.
May 24, 2017
Expanding charters will exacerbate L.A. Unified's major challenges, including a prospective budget deficit and declining enrollment.
May 15, 2017
Los Angeles Unified is at the epicenter of the charter school conflict.
May 3, 2017
Buttressed by its roughly $18 million in political spending in 2015 and 2016, the California Charter Schools Association is a rising political force in California that’s challenging the teachers unions’ prowess in shaping local and state education law.