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 2013, California’s 1,130 charter schools enrolled more than 500,000 of the state’s 6 million students.
The California Charter Schools Association says it will "actively resist" efforts to impose a private school voucher plan on California.
She has been a proponent of taxpayer-supported vouchers and other ways to underwrite tuition for private schools.
Although most were able to fill their positions, many offered residency programs and financial incentives to do that.
A statewide network offers advice and resources to understaffed, unprepared district staff.
The vouchers could be used for a wide variety of schools, including private schools.
The money is coming from a nonprofit that grew out of a plan to expand the number of charter schools.
Fans of abandoned API, rejoice: New index ranks schools 1 to 10 based on test scores.
The five schools denied renewals are currently serving about 13,000 students.
The California Teachers Association campaigned hard for its passage.
The new magnet school provides students a hands-on learning experience.
District authorizers and charter operators air complaints at legislative hearing.
The bill would ban online schools from contracting with the for-profit operator, K12. Inc.
The committee spent more than $1.3 million in support of one Assembly candidate.
The Broad Foundation announces its latest plan for creating "high-quality" schools.