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Opinion: California is failing its students: Where is the outrage?
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Nov 12, 8:31 AM: There has been radio silence from California’s public education leadership after the recent release of the National Assessment for Educational Progress scores, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card. >
Teacher residency and federal dollars: One approach to solving the rural teacher shortage
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Nov 12, 7:20 AM: The teaching shortage in one stretch of rural California is so bad that 600 educators are licensed through emergency credentials. The nearest public universities with teaching programs are 50 and 80 miles away. >
Upstarts push school choice to lift education in our state: Roger Ruvolo
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Nov 11, 7:18 AM: Way down the road, in 2022, Californians likely will vote on a proposition that would allow parents much more say in how their kids are educated. But today, right now, some in government and their backers would prefer >
How the San Diego Cooperative Charter Went From Kumbaya to a Bitter Breakup
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Nov 8, 8:02 AM: The San Diego Cooperative Charter School has prided itself on nurturing “the whole child” and encouraging kids to explore their passions. But the warm, progressive atmosphere gave way to tension and fighting as the >
Upstarts push school choice to lift education in our state: Roger Ruvolo
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Nov 8, 7:18 AM: Way down the road, in 2022, Californians likely will vote on a proposition that would allow parents much more say in how their kids are educated. But today, right now, some in government and their backers would prefer >
Editorial: California’s poorest kids aren’t getting the school funding they’ve been promised
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Nov 7, 9:17 AM: A state audit released Monday has now made official what many education advocates have been arguing for years: Not all the extra funding intended by Sacramento for disadvantaged students is going to those kids. >
Editorial: California’s school funding flaws demand fixing
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Nov 7, 6:47 AM: A new report from State Auditor Elaine Howle makes plain what critics have said for years: The state can’t ensure that a 2013 law providing more money to districts with lots of English learners, students from poor families >
Why is the California Teachers Association hiding the school reform background of its new executive director?
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Nov 7, 6:32 AM: Despite this level of detail, there is a substantial omission from Boyd’s résumé. In 2014, he partnered with Steve Barr, the founder of Green Dot Public Schools — described by California Democrats for Education Reform as >
LAUSD board rejects Yelp-like rating system for schools
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Nov 6, 9:20 AM: The Los Angeles school board rejected a proposal to give Yelp-like ratings to its schools, but agreed Tuesday to make data on how students perform year to year on standardized tests more easily available.
LASD demands Santa Clara County act to reverse alleged charter school discrimination
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Nov 6, 8:22 AM: The Los Altos School District fired off a letter to county education officials last week citing data and parent statements alleging that Bullis Charter School has a long history of deterring low-income and special needs >
State audit finds education money not serving high-needs students, calls for changes in funding law
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Nov 6, 7:35 AM: In its first detailed examination of former Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark school funding law, the California State Auditor sharply criticized the Legislature and State Board of Education for failing to ensure that billions >
Newsom has an organized labor problem
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Nov 5, 7:20 AM: Some of California's most powerful unions are openly denouncing Gov. Gavin Newsom less than a year into his tenure, exposing early fractures in the Democratic governor's base after he spurned proposals they considered a >
California interest groups near the $300-million mark in Sacramento lobbying
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Nov 4, 9:50 AM: No stranger to the upper echelons of lobbying, the California Teachers Assn. spent more than $6.2 million to sway lawmakers on education issues. Few were as high-profile as the effort to impose new rules on the operation >
Parents flock to charter schools for home school, personalized education
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Nov 4, 7:21 AM: Dissatisfaction with brick-and-mortar public schools is helping drive thousands of families to dozens of California charter schools that offer personalized approaches to education, such as home schooling.
San Diego Cooperative Charter School Is in Meltdown Mode
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Nov 1, 7:07 AM: The San Diego Cooperative Charter School is in crisis. The future of 180 kids at one campus and even the entire institution – known for its progressive, child-centered learning model – are uncertain. >
Angry, tearful parents plan to fight San Jose charter school’s closure
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Nov 1, 6:54 AM: Parents, teachers and school officials at Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School — a kindergarten through eighth grade charter school in the Franklin-McKinley district — are surprised and disappointed by district board >
‘Distinguished’ SJ Charter School Community Blindsided After District Votes To Shut It Down
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Oct 30, 6:54 AM: A San Jose charter school that has twice been awarded one of the state’s top academic honors is now fighting to keep its doors open after the Franklin-McKinley School Board voted to not renew its charter. >
Pilot Program Focuses on First Generation College Students
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Oct 30, 6:53 AM: The initiative aims to make the dream of college completion a reality for 50 OCCF scholarship recipients who are the first in their families to attend college, officials explained in a press release shared last month. >
California Teachers Association posts membership decline of about 15,000
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Oct 28, 7:09 AM: The membership of California’s largest teachers’ union, and by far the largest state-level teachers’ union in the nation, has declined by about 15,000.
California rural schools struggling to hire teachers could get help from $9.4 million in grants
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Oct 25, 5:37 AM: The Teacher Quality Partnership Grant for nearly $7 million will fund a teacher residency program in Visalia. That 18-month program, the Teacher Residency for Rural Education, will allow prospective teachers to earn a >

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