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Experts Recommend California’s Next Governor Stay The Course On Brown’s Ed Reforms
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Sep 19, 6:33 AM: “Complex” and “irrational” were two of the words used to describe California’s education system in a 2007 report called “Getting Down to Facts.” A decade later, a follow-up to that report paints a rosier picture — and a roadmap for >
California's children fall behind before they start school, and some never catch up, study finds
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Sep 19, 6:21 AM: When students enter school in California, they learn at a pace on par with — if not better than — those in other states. The problem is that they arrive far behind their national peers, and they never catch up.
California Gov. Brown signs bill banning for-profit charter schools. But will it really do that?
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Sep 19, 4:45 AM: California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that has been billed as banning for-profit charter schools. But does it really do that?
LAUSD chief signals desire to limit teacher job protections and change funding rules
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Sep 14, 6:47 AM: Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner has yet to lay out his plans to help the nation’s second-largest school district shore up its finances and improve its academics. But on Thursday, in a speech to an invitation-only audience, >
Could Long Beach have a charter school dedicated to student activism? Its founders think so, but LBUSD says not enough kids
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Sep 14, 6:04 AM: A group of local educators, parents and students is rallying to bring a charter school to Long Beach that would revolve its curriculum around student activism, but it remains an uphill battle.
Ross Valley Charter offered special-ed space in San Anselmo
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Sep 13, 5:36 AM: Over the opposition of some Ross Valley Charter parents, school district trustees voted to offer the charter program space for special education classes in San Anselmo.
Ingenuity Students Reflect on Their Incredible Success
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Sep 12, 7:08 AM: Students have a wide array of different learning abilities, styles and habits. They also have unique home and life circumstances that will further impact how, and when, they study and learn. Ingenuity Charter School – a hybrid >
Enrollment open for California Connections Academy online school
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Sep 12, 5:59 AM: This school year, thousands of students across Northern California will open their laptops and go back to school virtually, taking advantage of increased flexibility without sacrificing a quality education.
Tensions grow between LASD and Bullis Charter
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Sep 12, 4:51 AM: Los Altos School District board members on Monday night accused Bullis Charter School of not being forthcoming with its enrollment growth plans. Trustees say that years of good-faith cooperation between the two agencies is >
Science/arts charter school aimed at boosting minority achievement pitched in Moreno Valley
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Sep 11, 6:14 AM: Educator Tiffany Gilmore has proposed opening a Moreno Valley charter school that would aim to boost the academic achievement of minority students, while emphasizing both the arts and sciences.
Editorial: For-profit charter schools gave California movement a bad name
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Sep 10, 6:36 AM: It’s rare that a bill about the often-contentious issue of education unites factions so often at odds, but legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday that banned for-profit charter schools was just such a bill.
Controversial Bullis Charter School wants to expand into the Mountain View Whisman district
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Sep 10, 6:21 AM: Bullis Charter School, the controversial program in the Los Altos School District, is seeking to expand into the Mountain View Whisman School District with a new charter elementary school in Mountain View.
Vista High transitioning to 'personalized learning' program
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Sep 7, 4:47 AM: Three years into a $10 million grant to transform Vista High School into the high school of the future, the campus is adjusting to a new approach to education, and welcoming a new principal.
Colun: California’s most interesting race is over education
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Sep 6, 4:52 AM: The most interesting statewide contest this year is for an office that’s little known to the public but affects arguably the most important state responsibility, K-12 education.
Letter: Charter schools make all schools try harder
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Sep 5, 5:58 AM: Anti-charter forces have some valid points in some of their criticism of charters, but the value of having them as competition to those public schools is obvious. Without that competition, few of the improvements described in her >
10th Site Task Force leans toward moving Bullis Charter School
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Sep 5, 5:40 AM: The majority of the Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Advisory Task Force members said that placing Bullis Charter School on the 10th site is their first choice, as opposed to the site housing a neighborhood school, Egan Junior >
California race for schools superintendent is a proxy war
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Sep 5, 5:03 AM: The most interesting statewide contest this year is for an office that’s little known to the public but affects arguably the most important state responsibility, K-12 education.
School district plan to oust charter school to make way for apartment complex is raising hackles in Scripps Ranch
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Sep 4, 5:11 AM: San Diego Unified School District officials on Tuesday will discuss using $18 million in bond money to purchase new property for a charter school, to make way for development of an apartment complex with a resort-style pool and >
A new push to mobilize voters in a San Jose school district
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Aug 31, 7:13 AM: After years of damning audits and rebukes from city and county officials have failed to make a difference at the troubled Alum Rock Union School District, a group of fed up parents is launching a grassroots campaign to vote the >
Opinion: Time to end the myth about California’s charter schools
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Aug 31, 6:34 AM: A hallmark distinguishing California’s charter school movement from other states is that 99 percent of our schools always have operated as nonprofit organizations. But “almost all” isn’t good enough for our remarkable charter school >

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