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.
Summit charter schools' teacher residency program is the first to focus on personalized learning.
With help from Facebook, an online learning platform helps personalize instruction and allows students to progress at their own pace.
Ref Rodriguez's resignation ends the charter-backed majority on the Los Angeles Unified school board. Replacement plans are uncertain.
California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
Newsom also pledges, if elected governor, to sign legislation that would require greater transparency in the operations and finances of charter schools.
Contributions to independent expenditure committees set up by charter school advocates to back Villaraigosa near $23 million.
Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck aren't as far apart as millions spent for and against them would imply.
The candidates differ on how they would work toward their goals to improve education in California.
Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond also challenge attempts to categorize either of them as “pro” or “anti-charter.”
Contribution of $2 million from San Francisco philanthropist William Oberndorf boosts contributions to independent expenditure committee backing Villaraigosa to just over $16 million
Contributions come at a time of slowing expansion of charter school sector in California and nationally
The association also endorses Marshall Tuck for superintendent of public instruction.
A public school teacher’s job is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for all students.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.