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.
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.
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
Ford helped pass the "parent trigger" law that enables parents to remove leaders of underachieving schools.
A Los Angeles charter school network creates a wellness program to lower teacher stress and boost teacher retention.
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.
Activist Ben Austin founded the Kids Coalition to help parents and students obtain more input into the educational policies of the Los Angeles Unified School District
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
Support for teachers and principals is far more important than "crushing the competition," which, charter school pioneer Don Shalvey says, should be left to the NFL.
An arts charter that adds science, technology, math and engineering finds a winning combination.
The agreement paved the way for the district's approval of 15 charter school renewals.
All four leading gubernatorial candidates agree that for-profit charter schools should not be allowed in California.
State audit shines spotlight on problems at online charter schools
What also happened to California proposals for charter schools, fiscal transparency, longer teacher probation — and more.