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.
April 17, 2017
The bill would give school districts more power to approve or deny charter schools, which charter school advocates argue would lead to many charter schools closing their doors.
April 13, 2017
Flexible classroom spaces can improve student learning and collaboration, educators say.
March 8, 2017
KIPP charter school network reports that many of its college-going alumni experience significant hardships, including sometimes lacking the funds to afford meals.
February 17, 2017
DeVos is sending signals of cooperation after a contentious confirmation fight.
February 2, 2017
Broad finds common ground with teachers unions in opposing Trump's education secretary nominee.