Education Beat Podcast — Family reunited after four years separated by immigration policy —
June 29, 2022
Critics of the Carson v. Makin decision are warning that charter schools could be drawn into the next skirmish over religious expression.
June 15, 2022
Personalized learning offers an alternative to students who don't thrive in traditional classroom settings. These public schools need the same protections against the financial disruptions of pandemic-related enrollment declines as other California schools.
June 14, 2022
Educating children shouldn’t be a Machiavellian zero-sum game.
April 25, 2022
With California charter school enrollment declining for the first time in three decades, operators and funders look to new areas of the state for future growth.
February 1, 2022
Former state Sen. Gary Hart, who died last week at 78, authored bills allowing charter schools in California, creating a statewide student assessment and a minimum school year.
January 23, 2022
California schools must be allowed to follow state-mandated quarantine requirements without losing funding.
October 26, 2021
After the devastating emotional and mental toll of the pandemic, it is almost unthinkable to imagine asking students to learn to read, play an instrument, or solve algebra equations without first rebuilding a nurturing and safe environment.
May 28, 2021
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
November 25, 2020
Citing “unprecedented circumstances” related to Covid-19, L.A. Unified chose to renew four charter schools that otherwise met the criteria to be denied renewal under a new law.
October 11, 2020
The budget for the new fiscal year froze funding for schools at their 2019-20 level, preventing additional state funding for growing schools with increased numbers of students in the fall.
September 25, 2020
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March. Parents are looking for flexibility and control.
August 10, 2020
Charter schools and district leaders in Los Angeles are at odds over a law giving districts more authority to reject charter schools.
July 29, 2020
School funding is based on last year’s student enrollments but that eliminates money for charter schools that already had planned to expand.
July 13, 2020
Trauma-informed approach to learning will make return to school more successful for students and teachers.
February 20, 2020
His backing of charter schools could have an impact on his drive for the Democratic nomination, especially if the race is not decided by the time of the convention.