KIPP charter schools are providing ongoing support, including building partnerships with universities, to help ensure that their students – many the first in their families to go to college – make it through college.
Dozens and possibly hundreds of the state’s charter schools have adopted policies that illegally require parents to volunteer, the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates charged in its report, “Charging For Access,” issued on Thursday.
A lack of oversight of the nation's charter schools has led to too many cases of fraud and abuse and too little attention to equity, according to a new report that offers recommendations to remedy the situation.
The Oakland Unified School District has begun the school year with a new superintendent, Antwan Wilson, at the helm. Wilson sat down with EdSource's Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald for a wide-ranging discussion on why he came to Oakland, his views on the Common Core, and his goals for the district.
At City Arts and Tech, one of three high schools in the Bay Area-based Envision Schools charter network, deeper learning – an approach that goes beyond rote memorization and the superficial mastery of facts – has been integrated into all aspects of the school curriculum.
An annual poll of Californians’ views on education contains bad news for teachers unions and for advocates of the Common Core standards, good news for backers of charter schools, mixed news for preschool supporters and a warning for State Superintendent Tom Torlakson in his re-election campaign against Marshall Tuck.
For the first time, the political arm of the California Charter Schools Association campaigned heavily against a proposed school construction bond in a district that hadn’t agreed to share the proceeds with charter schools. The $100,000 that it spent helped defeat the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s $270 million Measure H.