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Column: Big spending turns California's race for governor into a proxy war between teachers unions, charter school backers
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Apr 19, 7:00 AM:

For most of us, the notion of someone spending $7 million to help another person run for governor is beyond comprehension. Even if you had that much spare change, what could possibly justify such a huge personal investment?

L.A. school board meets privately with finalists and debates choice for school district leader
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Apr 18, 6:09 AM: The Los Angeles Board of Education adjourned late Tuesday after spending more than 10 hours interviewing candidates and trying to reach a decision on who would be the next leader of the nation's second-largest school >
Charter school backers spend millions to support Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor
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Apr 13, 6:39 AM: Wealthy charter school supporters are pouring millions of dollars into the battle to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, throwing their money into an independent committee to push former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ahead in a >
Who’s about the kids and who’s about the money?
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Apr 13, 6:34 AM: On April 3 the San Diego Unified School Board granted the charter school petition of National University Academy 1001 STEAM, the first approval of a charter school new to the district in over four years.
In Vista Unified, More School Choice Means More Traffic
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Apr 13, 4:43 AM: It’s a few minutes past 7 a.m. when Lonna Leghart pulls her hybrid sport utility vehicle out of the driveway. She worries it’s a few minutes too late.
California’s largest virtual charter school network agrees to contract with its teachers
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Apr 12, 5:54 AM: Nearly four years after teachers at California’s largest online charter school voted to unionize, they have reached a deal to increase pay and create job protections, according to a spokesman for the California Teachers >
Here’s one thing that California charter schools and public school boards agree on
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Apr 11, 6:47 AM: The California Charter Schools Association and the California School Boards Association are unlikely partners. We are rarely on the same side of an issue, and we’re occasionally on opposing sides of a courtroom.
School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools
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Apr 11, 5:37 AM: Until now, L.A. Unified has doled out additional money to schools primarily based on the number of high-need students they have. But some argued that this formula oversimplified complex issues and factors such as community health >
Charter school group drops two lawsuits against L.A. Unified
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Apr 10, 5:48 AM: A charter schools advocacy group last week announced that it would end two long-running lawsuits in which it was seeking more classroom space and construction money from the Los Angeles school district.
Charter school rises as Fair Oaks elementary declines in enrollment
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Apr 9, 6:36 AM: While Fair Oaks Elementary’s enrollment is shrinking, the charter school it shares a campus with in North Fair Oaks is seeing an increase in enrollment.
New charter school submits petition
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Apr 9, 5:04 AM: Watsonville Prep would start with two classes each of kindergarten, first and second grade, for a total of 180 students. It would add another grade every year until it had an eighth-grade class.
A new LA charter school may share a campus with a Chatsworth high school
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Apr 5, 6:34 AM: California’s Prop. 39, which voters approved in Nov. 2000, requires that school districts offer equitable and adequate unused public space to charter schools in their areas.
LAUSD board to play more direct role in setting rules for charter schools — and charter leaders are thrilled
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Apr 5, 4:42 AM: Five months ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District was locked in a "game of chicken" with the leaders of almost two-dozen L.A. charter schools — a showdown that appeared headed for a crash.
LAUSD Approves Policies For Operating Charter Schools
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Apr 4, 6:03 AM: Striving to provide consistency in operating requirements for charter schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District board approved a list of policies Tuesday applying to all charters in the district, covering issues such as >
So who could be the next Los Angeles schools superintendent?
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Apr 3, 4:35 AM: The search for the next superintendent to lead Los Angeles' public schools moves into high gear this week as the school board starts to interview and discuss candidates Monday and Tuesday. The process is confidential, and it's not >
Democracy Prep is Just Part of Pedro Martinez’s Radical Plan to Remake SAISD
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Mar 29, 5:16 AM: The district has also enlisted more controversial partners: charter schools. At its March 19 meeting, the SAISD board approved a management agreement and charter application to bring in New York-based Democracy Prep Public Schools >
Los Angeles moms are honored for their ‘parent power’ — volunteers who are transforming their schools and electing leaders
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Mar 28, 7:12 AM: Six Los Angeles moms who started out as classroom and field trip volunteers — then helped elect a school board member — were honored Tuesday with the 2018 Hart Vision Volunteers of the Year Award by the California Charter Schools >
Redding's Shasta Charter Academy honored for personalized learning
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Mar 28, 6:12 AM: Shasta Charter Academy received the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award for Northern California at the annual California Charter Schools Association conference. The honor is named after former state Sen. Gary Hart whose >
El Camino Real Charter High wins California Academic Decathlon
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Mar 26, 6:24 AM: El Camino Real Charter High School has won the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento and will advance to the national competition next month, officials announced Sunday.
Clovis Unified rejects proposed charter school that would teach in English and Punjabi
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Mar 22, 6:21 AM: The Clovis Unified School District Board unanimously rejected a proposal Wednesday to establish an English-Punjabi charter school in the district.

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