- Moorlach: Data Shows Charters Do Not Hurt School District Finances
- > Dec 13, 9:57 AM: California charter schools took a beating in the state Capitol this year. Charters are cost-effective alternatives created by parents, cities, universities and foundations. The parents want their children to receive an education
- Dozens weigh in on Lincoln Unified charter proposal
- > Dec 13, 8:37 AM: It was standing room only during a special meeting for the Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, where a public hearing was held on Aspire Public Schools’ petition to open a charter school in the
- State Department of Education selects 3 Springfield schools to join innovative pilot learning program
- > Dec 12, 7:45 AM: It was standing room only during a special meeting for the Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, where a public hearing was held on Aspire Public Schools’ petition to open a charter school in the
- Editorial: California can’t account for billions of education dollars
- Dec 5, 6:42 AM: Since then, state spending on schools has increased about 50%. But, as state Auditor Elaine Howle explained in a troubling report last month, there is no way to track whether money is being spent as it should.
- California takes lead in helping students get to college — and stay there
- Dec 4, 9:42 AM: California is trying a host of creative approaches to remedy seemingly intractable problems in higher education.
- Charter petition denied again
- Dec 2, 9:04 AM: The Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District Board of Education unanimously denied a petition for the proposed Eagle Collegiate Academy charter school at its Nov. 14 meeting for the fourth time.
- California higher education hangs in the balance as UC, Cal State search for new leaders
- > Dec 2, 7:43 AM: In a rare confluence that will shape the future of California higher education, the state’s two top university jobs are open, high-profile vacancies that position its leaders as national pacesetters because of the size and status of
- Letter: Families lucky to have Academy of Alameda
- Nov 27, 7:16 AM: I urge the Alameda Unified School District to enthusiastically renew the Academy of Alameda (AoA) Middle School charter at its Dec. 17 meeting.
- San Jose charter school will close after years of failing to obtain its own campus
- > Nov 25, 8:15 AM: After nearly a decade serving San Jose students, administrators of Summit Public Schools have announced that they will close Summit Rainier — one of their two charter schools in the city — due an inability to get private facilities
- Innovation High School offers students alternatives for learning
- Nov 22, 6:21 AM: Whether needing to work a full-time job, parenting, hunger, homelessness or being in foster care, Innovation’s personalized learning model provides the extra support they need, Barnhart said.
- New charter school on the way?
- > Nov 21, 8:33 AM: Former California State Sen. Gloria Romero is a co-founder of the proposed Scholarship Prep Palmdale Charter School that seeks to open its doors next year, despite strong opposition from a few Palmdale School District employees who
- Other Voices: Engagement process stacked against charter school
- Nov 20, 7:45 AM: As parents who care deeply about our local public schools, we entrusted the Los Altos School District to run a fair and representative community engagement process around facilities.
- California Democratic Party says charter schools should have publicly elected boards
- > Nov 20, 6:46 AM: Taking aim at the majority of charter schools in the state, the California Democratic Party has included language in its platform declaring that these schools should be overseen by publicly elected boards, in contrast to the
- Opinion: Green Dot’s experience shows LAUSD was right to release student growth data because it’s a more meaningful measure of student success
- > Nov 19, 6:42 AM: At Green Dot Public Schools, a charter school network that serves 11,000 students in 26 schools in three states, 20 in California alone, these are our students. Over the past two decades, we have served, and we have graduated, tens
- Tear down silos and work together, community college chancellor urges state educators
- Nov 18, 8:40 AM: A rare convocation of statewide leaders in higher education assembled Friday in a city that needs their guidance and commitment perhaps more than any in California: Bakersfield.
- Letter: Don’t just spend money on disadvantaged students, fund programs for them that work
- > Nov 14, 8:35 AM: There also needs to be attention paid to whether it is going to things that have been proved, or have a reasonable chance, to improve outcomes for kids. Just stating that a school district is doing more of the same that hasn’t
- Opinion: New study shows that California’s anti-charter law will be ‘devastating’ for LA students
- > Nov 14, 7:50 AM: Simply put, a de facto moratorium on new charter schools, which is what the governor just signed, would be devastating for Los Angeles students. That’s why it’s critical that more community-minded Democrats acknowledge the evidence
- Opinion: California is failing its students: Where is the outrage?
- Nov 12, 8:31 AM: There has been radio silence from California’s public education leadership after the recent release of the National Assessment for Educational Progress scores, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card.
- Teacher residency and federal dollars: One approach to solving the rural teacher shortage
- Nov 12, 7:20 AM: The teaching shortage in one stretch of rural California is so bad that 600 educators are licensed through emergency credentials. The nearest public universities with teaching programs are 50 and 80 miles away.
- Upstarts push school choice to lift education in our state: Roger Ruvolo
- > Nov 11, 7:18 AM: Way down the road, in 2022, Californians likely will vote on a proposition that would allow parents much more say in how their kids are educated. But today, right now, some in government and their backers would prefer citizens not