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.
Flexible classroom spaces can improve student learning and collaboration, educators say.
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State law doesn't allow the Santa Clara County Board of Education to grant a zoning exemption to a San Jose charter.
Independent study charters no longer can run satellite centers for 38,000 students in nearby districts.
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.
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The five schools denied renewals are currently serving about 13,000 students.
The California Teachers Association campaigned hard for its passage.