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Bullis seeks space at Mountain View schools
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Nov 15, 8:12 AM: Bullis Charter School officials have formally asked for a stand-alone campus at one of the Mountain View Whisman School District's schools, seeking to expand outside of Los Altos and serve students exclusively from >
San Diego Unified denies renewal of Thrive charter schools, raising debate about how to judge school quality
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Nov 15, 8:07 AM: The fate of 1,000 students at Thrive charter schools is uncertain after the San Diego Unified School District board declined to renew the four campuses at a board meeting Tuesday, citing continuously decreasing state test >
17 file for open L.A. school board seat
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Nov 14, 6:44 AM:
Voters could have 17 candidates to choose from in a special election to fill a Los Angeles school board seat that has been vacant for nearly four months. The winner of the March election will have an important role to >
Letter: LAUSD is on precarious fiscal footing. It needs to give major reform a chance
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Nov 12, 5:51 AM: Reporting on the proposed reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District reflects the fact that the district must transform so it can meet its fundamental obligations to Los Angeles’ children and the public at >
Charter school advocates accuse district of 'scare tactics'
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Nov 9, 7:52 AM: Representatives from the California Charter School Association (CCSA) are urging Mountain View Whisman School District officials to stop making what they allege are misleading statements "targeting or bullying" families >
Education reformer Marshall Tuck appears to have won his second bid for California’s state superintendent of schools
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Nov 8, 8:03 AM: By midday Wednesday, 100 percent of precincts were reporting and results remained unofficial pending the counting of provisional and mail-in ballots. State Assemblyman Tony Thurmond had not yet conceded. Tuck had 50.7 >
With more than two-thirds of votes in, Tuck leads Thurmond in race for California schools chief
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Nov 7, 8:27 AM: Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond headed into Wednesday morning locked in a close race for  California’s state superintendent of public instruction.
Column: Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities In Los Angeles
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Nov 5, 8:22 AM: Meaningful projects, motivated students and first-in-class teachers—Da Vinci does not disappoint. Last time we were on the Da Vinci campus, three of the high schools were located in modular buildings in-between big >
LASD fires warning shot over Bullis growth plans
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Nov 5, 7:38 AM: Bullis Charter School officials announced that they are seeking to boost student enrollment by over 20 percent in the coming school year, and formally requested last week that Los Altos School District find space to house >
Local educators use research to better prep students for college
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Nov 5, 7:04 AM: In 2016, only 32 percent of Humboldt County high school graduates met minimum requirements for entry to a Cal State or University of California school — far below the state average of 45 percent.
Charters Fight Draws Big Money Into California Schools Chief Race
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Nov 5, 6:45 AM: California’s superintendent of public education is a nonpartisan role with a historically low profile in the state’s political pecking order.
New charter high school plans to open in Long Beach next year
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Nov 2, 6:18 AM: Long Beach could see a new charter high school open in August if the Los Angeles County Board of Education gives the green light on Tuesday.
Opinion: Making the case for charter schools
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Nov 1, 7:07 AM: With Election Day less than a week away, voters have started casting ballots in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction between Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and former Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CEO >
After court loss, California unions still have big money for politics. It might not be enough BY ADAM ASHTON Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article220859565.html#storylink=cpy
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Oct 31, 5:50 AM: Fresh off a Supreme Court loss that stripped them of millions of dollars in an annual revenue, California public employee unions are finding that they still have the big money they need to run statewide political >
Antioch school board could pull approval of two charter schools
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Oct 26, 6:32 AM: Concerns about the management of a charter high school in Concord could result in the revocation of two proposed charter schools in Antioch that apparently are connected to it.
Granada Hills Charter High School is already one of the largest. It’s getting larger
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Oct 25, 5:29 AM: Granada Hills Charter High School, with more than 4,700 students, is one of the largest charter schools in the United States. Its students have been Academic Decathlon national champions six times, it has a 95 percent >
In Oakland's D4 School Board Race, the Debate Is All About Charter Schools
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Oct 24, 6:21 AM: Oakland's District 4 is the only contested school board race this year, and it pits seasoned public schools administrator Gary Yee against political newcomer Clarissa Doutherd, who are vying to replace retiring board >
Adelante Charter School Supporters Push for Expansion of Bilingual Campus
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Oct 24, 6:05 AM: Dozens of Adelante Charter School parents and teachers spoke at Tuesday night's Santa Barbara Unifed School District board meeting, calling for an expansion of the bilingual-education school.
State superintendent of instruction: The race is on, and it’s expensive
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Oct 23, 6:15 AM: Most voters know all about the top ticket jobs on the state ballot this November: governor, senator, secretary of state. But down-ballot, as it’s known, is the state superintendent of instruction. And, it just happens to >
Opinion: Important lessons from a local charter school
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Oct 22, 6:23 AM: Once again, only half of California’s students met or exceeded 2018 statewide testing standards in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and fewer than 40 percent in math. Gaps among ethnic, racial and income groups >

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