- Charter school ordered to pay back $2.8 million in special education funds
- > Dec 4, 8:13 AM: American Preparatory Academy, a charter school with campuses in West Valley City and Draper, Utah, is responsible for repaying $2.8 million in misdirected special education funding, the Utah State Board of Education confirmed in a
- Ducey's pledge to protect state aid for schools during pandemic comes up short
- Dec 4, 7:18 AM: Arizona schools chief says districts were counting on money from the governor's fund that didn't fully come through
- Taylor to advocate for charter school options
- > Dec 4, 7:12 AM: A Roswell orthodontist and charter school governing council member said that he plans to advocate for more charter school options and high academic standards when he begins his service next month on the New Mexico Public Education
- California Sued By Parents Over Remote Learning Inequalities
- > Dec 3, 8:21 AM: Earlier in the week, a group of seven Los Angeles and Alameda County families sued the California Board of Education, the Department of Education, and state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Thurmond over accusations of not
- Editorial: Distance learning not looking good
- > Dec 3, 7:36 AM: In October, shortly after Hawaii’s public schools started their 2020-21 second quarter, the state released data showing that only 10% of K-12 students were receiving in-person instruction daily, with younger students getting the
- ‘Great unequalizer:’ Seven families sue the state of California, saying remote learning is leaving Black and Latino students behind
- > Dec 2, 8:54 AM: Seven families are now suing the state of California, charging that it has failed to ensure “basic educational equality” for Black and Latino students and for students from low-income households in the shift to remote learning
- Opinion: What public education can learn from APA Charter Schools
- > Nov 30, 7:49 AM: The four items public education needs to cull from charters are: 1) a well-defined and consistent application of behavioral rules and regulations in the classroom; 2) consistent rewards for positive behaviors; 3) student learning
- Los Angeles charter schools offered reprieve amid pandemic
- Nov 30, 7:30 AM: Several charter schools in Los Angeles Unified facing possible closure under a new state law were given reprieves Tuesday by district leaders wary of shutting down schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
- COMMENTARY: With safety in mind, the Clark County School District needs more options
- > Nov 30, 6:37 AM: Clark County is the country’s fifth-largest school district. We already provide in-person learning options for a handful of our rural schools with different needs than our urban schools. I don’t believe a one-size-fits-all solution
- As California’s new charter law takes effect, schools bracing for shutdowns could win a reprieve from pandemic
- Nov 25, 9:15 AM: Last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new charter school law intended to settle a longstanding feud between charter operators and those calling for tighter restrictions on their growth.
- Blog: Public education establishment seeks to cover its failings by pursuing a race-based agenda
- > Nov 25, 7:39 AM: Washington state, by contrast, will deny families the direct aid they need to get a quality education, and instead hold Work Sessions on race-based agendas to produce reports and more empty promises, this time using the words
- Opinion: Blaine Amendments and California charter schools
- > Nov 24, 8:46 AM: California grants a right to run a charter school to anyone except a religious institution. The ban applies without regard to what is taught at the charter school. Applying last June’s ruling, the court might hold that, while
- Parents drop lawsuit against West Ada Education Association
- Nov 24, 8:29 AM: Parents suing the West Ada Education Association agreed to dismiss the case Monday, after the union’s president said in court filings that it does not intend to call for future strikes.
- Parents finding ways to make another round of remote learning work
- Nov 24, 8:07 AM: As more districts return to virtual learning, parents across Arizona are overwhelmed and frustrated. Still, they are finding ways to make it work.
- State Board of Education amends enrollment reporting rule
- Nov 24, 7:51 AM: The State Board of Education approved an amended rule Monday afternoon that will allow schools to be funded based on enrollment reporting rather than average daily attendance.
- As California’s New Charter Law Takes Effect, Schools Bracing for Shutdowns Could Win a Reprieve from Pandemic
- Nov 23, 6:53 AM: Last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new charter school law intended to settle a longstanding feud between charter operators and those calling for tighter restrictions on their growth.
- COVID-19 cases spike at partially reopened L.A. schools, but it’s hard to draw conclusions
- > Nov 20, 8:55 AM: Coronavirus infections among staff and students at partially reopened L.A. County schools spiked in the past week, but incomplete data make it difficult to gauge whether educators and parents should be worried or assured during the
- State education board overturns Denver’s decision on DSST Noel charter school
- Nov 20, 8:44 AM: In a win for the DSST charter school network, the Colorado State Board of Education Thursday overturned a Denver school board decision to delay the opening of a new DSST high school.
- Gov. Ducey begins federal CARES Act funds distribution to schools
- > Nov 20, 7:48 AM: Schools will have the flexibility to use funds from the ESG program to ensure the safety of students and staff have safe in-person and virtual learning experiences. Every eligible district or charter that applied will receive
- With no plan from state leaders, Arizona's school districts confront hard choices on COVID-19
- Nov 19, 9:23 AM: Parents painted a bleak picture of their children in virtual school at a recent Madison School Board meeting in Phoenix.