Rodriguez says Los Angeles should shut down poor-performing charters while successful ones can share their practices with the rest of the district.
New board president hopes to unite those backed by charters and unions.
Michelle King has steered the nation’s second largest public school system to calmer waters. That’s the consensus of several prominent education leaders and others who work closely with the district in a variety of roles.
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.
Nick Melvoin says "victory" for him over the next few years would be "across-the-board improvements in the district," not charter growth.
Kelly Gonez was backed by charter school advocates, but says expanding the number of charters is not what she is interested in doing.
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for three seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
More school districts vow to protect immigrant students despite threats from the Trump administration.
“The push is on to protect schools from privatization as well as to create safe spaces for immigrants, women and minorities,” said California Teachers Association President Eric Heins.
The new magnet school provides students a hands-on learning experience.
The measure would replace Proposition 227, which severely limits bilingual education.
The all-girls school will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.
The effort is focused on 10 neighborhoods with poorly performing schools.