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A charter school moratorium won’t help California education. More flexibility will
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May 24, 5:17 AM: During the last few weeks, the Legislature has been debating whether a moratorium on public charter schools is the best way to help traditional school districts with their crippling financial problems.
Competing rallies held over future of California charter schools
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May 23, 6:16 AM: There is a passionate disagreement over the future of public education in California. The California Teachers Association, which held a rally Wednesday, is backing a series of bills that would curb the growth of public >
Commentary: California must reform charter schools. Here’s how
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May 23, 5:24 AM: California has more charter schools than any state in the union. Yet our haphazard charter laws force school boards to grapple with loopholes and unintended consequences, too often creating havoc in our state. >
California lawmakers consider sweeping charter-school changes
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May 23, 4:49 AM: The bills aim to slow the growth of charters, whose enrollment totals have increased as those of traditional public schools in some districts have declined. They would give school districts more leverage to deny >
Opinion: Imagining Los Angeles without charter schools
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May 22, 6:56 AM: There are two reasons I’ve been envisioning a world without charters. One is that the first school that I founded, PUC Community Charter Middle School (which became the first in a network of 15 PUC schools in the San >
Goldberg joins L.A. Unified school board, immediately challenges aid to charter schools
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May 22, 6:31 AM: Jackie Goldberg took a seat on the Los Angeles school board Tuesday and immediately signaled change to come, shifting the discussion to whether charter schools were getting unfair advantages over district-run public >
Commentary: A charter school moratorium won’t help California schools
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May 22, 5:45 AM:

During the last few weeks, the Legislature has been debating whether a moratorium on public charter schools is the best way to help traditional school districts with their crippling financial problems.

Editorial: Ross Valley charter’s move could help put controversy to rest
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May 21, 7:14 AM: The Ross Valley Charter School’s plans to move into the old St. Rita’s school campus in Fairfax should go a long way toward providing a salve for the controversy that has festered since the charter school opened at White >
Funk: A look at charter school reform — what is needed?
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May 21, 5:16 AM: School districts such as ESUHSD are seeking an enrollment cap in the number of charter schools within a specific geographic location and the ability to deny a new charter school petition due to fiscal solvency. >
California’s School Accountability Laws Have Quietly Become Defunct
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May 20, 7:41 AM: Laws allowing parents to leave low-performing schools or in some cases exert more control over them remain on the books, but changes to the state’s evaluation system have made them unusable.
An online charter school wants to come into Berkeley. Who are they?
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May 20, 6:47 AM: The Berkeley School Board is set to vote next Wednesday on a merger between REALM Charter School and Southern California online-learning network Compass Charter Schools.
West County leads the state in pushing for a moratorium on new charter schools
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May 17, 7:31 AM: To Lara, Oakland represents the future for West Contra Costa if charter schools continue to proliferate at their current rate. “It’s unfortunate that Oakland is going through all this destruction, but for us it’s very >
Monday's teacher walkout in Union City impacts 11,000 students
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May 17, 7:12 AM: The sound of staple guns filled the union hall in Union City Thursday as some 575 members of the New Haven Teachers Association prepare to hit the picket lines Monday in a district-wide strike.
Cool for School: Six Rivers Charter High School ranks high for ‘blended learning’ program
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May 17, 4:57 AM: Arcata’s Six Rivers Charter High School was recently recognized for its integrated approach to learning that includes online and independent study options inside the physical classroom.
Jackie Goldberg returns to L.A. school board with resounding election win
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May 15, 6:33 AM: Jackie Goldberg, a veteran politician and educator who served on the Los Angeles school board three decades ago, will once again have a voice in the nation’s second-largest school district after a resounding win Tuesday >
Editorial: Repenning for L.A. Unified school board
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May 14, 8:24 AM: One sad thing is almost certain about Tuesday’s school board election: Voter turnout will be low. It’s an off month in an off year, and just one seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District board is being decided. >
After parents protest, Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter reach another short-term deal
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May 14, 7:51 AM: Nearly 100 parents and students from the Los Altos School District gathered outside of Egan Junior High School in Los, Altos on Monday, April 8, 2019 to protest a proposed agreement with Bullis Charter School. >
Future of Millennium Charter High School to be decided next month
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May 14, 7:33 AM: The Monterey County Board of Education will decide the future of Millennium Charter High School at a meeting June 5.
Column: California’s education funding is at a record high. So why are schools short on cash?
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May 13, 5:53 AM: Give credit where it’s due: California’s economy has steadily grown since 2010, and voters approved tax increases on the wealthy in 2012 and 2016 to help fund education. But at the same time, a few important things have >
The teacher’s union spins, the mind reels. And the budget crisis still looms.
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May 13, 5:46 AM: And all a threatened strike does is distract from closing the budget hole and avoiding insolvency. It also hurts kids by creating chaotic situations that breed instability on school campuses.. This is particularly harmful >

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