Charter schools are tuition-free, tax-funded public schools that have been given more flexibility and autonomy than district-operated schools. In California, most are run by nonprofit boards of directors. As of the fall of 2016, California’s 1,254 charter schools enrolled 602,837 students — for the first time serving 1 in 10 of California’s public school students.
Promise Academy had a partnership with the Tech Museum; its fight with San Jose Unified mirrors conflicts statewide over charter schools.
A poll by the journal Education Next finds most people favor more federal spending on education and free college tuition.
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
There's full agreement on 4 proposals but anger among some task force members over 7 proposals passed by a narrow majority as a package.
Four charter schools will open after each was initially denied by its local school board, forcing the schools to turn to county boards.
Senate hearing indicates that further changes will be needed to reach a deal on a bill charter school leaders fear would cripple growth.
National gathering of charter educators and supporters comes at a time of slowing growth and increasing resistance by teachers unions and in state Legislatures.
Most school districts oversee only a handful of charter schools, and lack the skills or resources to fully oversee them.
The group reached a consensus on giving school districts the power to consider the “saturation” by and the academic need for charter schools.
Charter school association says report, commissioned by the West Contra Costa Unified School District, is “pure propaganda.”
State should preserve appeals process for charter schools, former State Board member says.
Sponsoring legislators make their proposals two-year bills after a lack of support.
Elected leaders in Sacramento must pass laws to support students by curtailing growth of charter schools, teacher says.
Critics complain some California charter schools screen out students with disabilities and academically struggling students.
Charter schools did not cause Oakland’s problems and preventing more students from choosing charter schools will not fix them, researchers say.