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.
June 13, 2017
The U.S. education secretary says the movement has departed from its founding principles of creativity and innovation.
June 13, 2017
Unlike independent charters, affiliated charters’ student discipline policies match the district’s. They operate out of district buildings that they don’t have to pay for and the district covers their administrative expenses. Affiliated or dependent charters are “really connected to the mother ship,” said José Cole-Gutiérrez, director of the L.A. Unified’s charter school division, the body that oversees both groups of charters.
May 30, 2017
New research shows that charter schools are improving the achievement of the predominantly minority and low-income students in Los Angeles Unified School District.
May 24, 2017
Expanding charters will exacerbate L.A. Unified's major challenges, including a prospective budget deficit and declining enrollment.
May 17, 2017
The race for the three board seats generated nearly $17 million in campaign spending.
May 15, 2017
Los Angeles Unified is at the epicenter of the charter school conflict.
May 3, 2017
Buttressed by its roughly $18 million in political spending in 2015 and 2016, the California Charter Schools Association is a rising political force in California that’s challenging the teachers unions’ prowess in shaping local and state education law.
April 24, 2017
Californians on both sides of the charter school debate can expect another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
April 20, 2017
A bill that would have allowed only school districts to approve new charter petitions is very much alive despite being shelved Monday by its sponsor.