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La Jolla Parents Are Opting Out of San Diego Unified
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Sep 21, 7:17 AM: Enrollment at La Jolla Elementary is down 20 percent. Parents at other La Jolla public schools say they’ve also unenrolled or are considering doing so unless San Diego Unified resumes in-person learning soon. >
How One District Got Its Students Back Into Classrooms
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Sep 21, 7:01 AM: Cajon Valley in California is doing something that many lower-income districts have postponed: offering in-person instruction.
Plumas Charter School students head back to school at all four learning centers
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Sep 17, 7:29 AM: During the first week of September, Plumas Charter School teachers and staff at all four PCS learning centers welcomed students back on campus for the start of their fall 2020 hybrid learning program.
Charter school’s plan to move to Rancho San Diego to be heard Friday by county planners
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Sep 17, 7:05 AM: A plan by Literacy First Charter Schools to build a new high school on a parcel of undeveloped land in Rancho San Diego will be heard Friday by the San Diego County Planning Commission.
Families face the demands of online and hybrid learning
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Sep 17, 6:36 AM: As the coronavirus pandemic surges into autumn, California’s students, teachers and families are embarking on an extraordinary school year. Most of the usual back-to-school traditions have been scrapped. Now, students in >
Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications
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Sep 16, 6:44 AM: At least 67 private and charter schools have begun the application process to reopen, with roughly half submitting the application that requires a safety plan, city officials said Tuesday. More than a dozen schools are >
First big reform of California’s education funding law awaits governor’s signature
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Sep 16, 5:38 AM: But if Gov. Gavin Newsom accepts the recommendation of his advisers at the California Department of Finance and ignores the Legislature’s near-unanimous vote favoring the significant reform, he’ll veto the legislation >
Teachers Not Returning to PUSD Classrooms Without New MOU
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Sep 14, 7:15 AM: As Pasadena Now previously reported, schools can reopen on Monday, but there is just one problem: Local teachers and the Pasadena Unified School District remain at odds over a contract, and teachers will not return until >
The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Is Terrified of Kids Opting Out
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Sep 11, 7:31 AM: San Diego Unified gets around $10,000 per student it educates. But if parents opt out – and stay opted out after the pandemic – that could be a huge budget problem.
Opinion: Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem
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Sep 11, 7:17 AM: This week a postcard arrived from a charter school only a block away, and what was on it helped me to understand what many public schools aren’t hearing.
Orange County families rally for schools to reopen soon, parents’ choice
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Sep 10, 4:52 AM: A crowd of about 50 parents, students and advocates rallied outside Beckman High School in Irvine on Tuesday, Sept. 8, for the swift reopening of schools for an array of educational, economic and social reasons. >
School resumes Tuesday. But Sacramento district, teachers union won’t agree on a schedule
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Sep 8, 8:11 AM: Tens of thousands of families in Sacramento are dealing with a new layer of uncertainty one day before Sacramento City Unified schools are set to begin their first full days of online instruction.
Legislature fixes funding problem for growing districts and some charter schools
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Sep 3, 6:31 AM: On Monday, before adjourning for the year, the Legislature mostly fixed the problem with one exception: Online charter schools experiencing increased enrollment will get no additional money, and will likely sue the state >
Marin seeks state review of Ross Valley Charter loan
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Sep 3, 6:26 AM: Marin education officials are referring details about Ross Valley Charter’s $270,000 federal coronavirus relief loan to the state for review.
Editorial: California schools are off to a better start. But problems persist
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Sep 2, 7:26 AM: It’s not last spring’s remote education, thank goodness. For the new school year in California, nearly every student has a computer of some kind and broadband access to online classes and instructional resources. There are >
Battle Between District And Teachers Union Causing Uncertainty Days Before Sacramento Schools Start Class
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Sep 2, 6:20 AM: The first day of school is set to start this Thursday for Sacramento City schools’ nearly 47,000 students, but the school district and the teachers’ union have reached an impasse on how distance learning can best be done. >
Fresno Unified Parents Plan Rally to Protest Closed Schools: ‘We Should Have A Choice’
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Sep 2, 5:35 AM: Bullard area parent Catherine Peters, who is helping to organize the event, said Tuesday that parents are frustrated that district leaders like Superintendent Bob Nelson have not done more to stand up for parents and >
Commentary: Not everyone can afford pod learning with schools closed. Here’s how to help those families.
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Sep 1, 6:52 AM: In some communities, school districts and parents have identified an opportunity in these uncertain times. They are beginning to see the disparities of instructional pods and are looking for ways to make them more >
Ross Valley schools lawyer: Charter wrongly obtained virus aid
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Sep 1, 5:41 AM: "It is clear that RVC’s PPP loan was not obtained through the proper and required approval process, nor for the stated purposes of the PPP funding,” states a letter written by the attorney, Sue Ann Salmon Evans, to Mary >
Editorial: The Legislature should ensure fair funding for online charter schools
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Aug 28, 6:46 AM: After Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 98, a budget trailer bill that froze this year’s school funding based on last year’s average daily attendance, a group of charter schools and their students filed a lawsuit >

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