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Magnolia Avenue parents, teachers protest sharing campus with charter school
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Mar 29, 6:45 AM: About 50 parents, teachers and students from Magnolia Avenue Elementary School gathered Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles to protest the addition of a charter school on Magnolia’s campus.
Charter school change going forward step by step
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Mar 27, 6:56 AM: The Plumas Unified School District and Plumas Charter School began the process of obtaining an amicable divorce.  PCS is seeking to leave the PUSD and join the Redding School of the Arts located 130 miles away in Shasta >
Oxnard Union gives charter school’s petition a failing grade 
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Mar 24, 7:16 AM: Oxnard Union High School District leaders rejected a charter school petition from a Pasadenabased nonprofit after a review of the organization’s petition by district staff concluded the proposal was educationally unsound.
Candidates for California governor debate charter school movement
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Mar 24, 6:04 AM: Charter school advocates on Thursday got a glimpse of where most of the announced candidates in the 2018 race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown stand on privately-governed institutions that have grown across the state in recent >
New effort to extend the time needed for teachers to earn tenure
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Mar 22, 6:55 AM: Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) has introduced Assembly Bill 1220 to extend the time period for teachers to earn the strong job protections of tenure from two to three years.
Palms students, teachers protest sharing crowded campus with charter school
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Mar 22, 6:06 AM: Parents, students and teachers at Palms Elementary School were taking on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in a protest Monday, calling attention to a plan to hand part of the campus over to a charter >
L.A. charter school network defends its founder’s 2013 income of $471,842
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Mar 22, 5:41 AM: A Los Angeles-based charter school network on Monday defended its spending practices — speaking out for the first time since The Times published a story documenting a history of potential conflicts of interest and questionable use >
Rocketship Alma charter school wins renewal
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Mar 21, 6:28 AM: The Santa Clara County Board of Education has renewed for five years the charter of Rocketship Alma Academy in San Jose.
Charter schools challenge Huntington Park moratorium
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Mar 20, 6:52 AM: A lawsuit challenging the city’s moratorium on charter schools has been filed by the Los Angeles-based California Charter School Association and is set for trial April 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 28, said Jason >
High anxiety as SF public school assignments run late
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Mar 20, 5:22 AM: A school district glitch has parents biting their nails in San Francisco this week. Thousands of dollars are on the line for families that are prepared to lay out hefty deposits for private schools by this week’s deadlines — but >
California School Dashboard charts path to education improvements
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Mar 16, 6:24 AM: California launched a new education “dashboard” Wednesday, which charts the progress of California schools and districts in academics, discipline and other measures through a searchable website.
Charter schools success causes focus change
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Mar 16, 5:26 AM: Like many charter school networks, the Los Angeles-based Alliance College-Ready Public Schools boast eye-popping statistics: 95% of their low-income students graduate from high school and go on to college. Virtually all qualify to >
San Diego Unified Wants to Shut Down — and Mimic — Online Charters
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Mar 14, 6:48 AM: San Diego Unified, along with Grossmont Union, are suing to shut down Diego Hills and its sister school, Diego Valley – the same schools that have helped San Diego Unified maintain a high graduation rate.
District of Choice debate has local school districts at odds
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Mar 10, 5:51 AM: Oak Park Unified School District is finding few allies in its fight to preserve a 22-year-old state law that makes it easier for small districts to attract students from beyond their boundaries.
What will the future of L.A. Unified look like?  (CER in the news)
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Mar 9, 8:11 AM:

Beneath the mudslinging and big money that dominated this week’s school board elections, a serious battle is being waged over competing visions of local education: one sees progress and the need for stability; another sees failure >

Runoffs appear likely in two of three pivotal L.A. school board contests
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Mar 8, 7:36 AM: Millions of dollars have poured into races for seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education this year in contests that could for the first time shift the balance of power in the nation’s second-largest school district in favor of >
Could the L.A. school board’s balance of power tip pro-charter?
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Mar 6, 6:33 AM: On Tuesday, charter school supporters have their best chance yet to tip the scales and win a controlling majority on the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Hart district denies charter school’s renewal request
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Mar 2, 7:42 AM: After nearly two hours of discussion and public comments, the William S. Hart Union High School District denied the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences’ five-year charter renewal petition Wednesday >
All sides push for earlier inclusion of charters as LAUSD readies its Universal Enrollment site
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Mar 2, 6:20 AM: LA Unified is preparing to launch this fall its new and easier way to apply to different kinds of schools within the district, but the system is not going to include charter schools. Not yet, anyway.
LA school board candidate says teachers union skirting campaign finance rules
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Mar 1, 7:17 AM: In early February, ads from the union that represents Los Angeles Unified School District teachers started arriving in voters' mailboxes. The glossy, two-sided mailers herald the district's progress and the union's vision — and >

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