California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
The candidates differ on how they would work toward their goals to improve education in California.
The association also endorses Marshall Tuck for superintendent of public instruction.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
Ford helped pass the "parent trigger" law that enables parents to remove leaders of underachieving schools.
A Los Angeles charter school network creates a wellness program to lower teacher stress and boost teacher retention.
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
Support for teachers and principals is far more important than "crushing the competition," which, charter school pioneer Don Shalvey says, should be left to the NFL.
An arts charter that adds science, technology, math and engineering finds a winning combination.
The agreement paved the way for the district's approval of 15 charter school renewals.
Summit Public Schools creates the first teacher residency training program for personalized learning.
All four leading gubernatorial candidates agree that for-profit charter schools should not be allowed in California.
Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to his 2015 campaign.