September 17, 2017
Legislation roundup: STEM school, later school start, 'meal shaming,' budget reserves; what passed and what didn't
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.
September 5, 2017
Latest version would exempt it from most state education laws.
August 29, 2017
The district is seeking to ease conflicts over a state law that requires it to share available space with 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 20, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary and American Federation of Teachers President's comments highlight division that exists between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.
July 7, 2017
Rodriguez says Los Angeles should shut down poor-performing charters while successful ones can share their practices with the rest of the district.
July 2, 2017
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
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.