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The Six Ideas Taking Hold in Innovative San Diego Schools
Oct 4, 4:52 AM:

There’s a movement in classrooms toward personalized learning throughout the county and country. It looks different at every charter school, traditional school and private school that has adopted it. But they all have >

Sac City Unified charters could grow 50 percent next year
Oct 2, 6:51 AM: The school district could add as many as five more charter schools by the beginning of next school year – a 50 percent increase to the current count of 10 independent schools.
More than half of charter schools improve on state tests
Sep 29, 6:04 AM: The California Department of Education released the results of the third year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress on Wednesday, and just over half of charter schools in the county had improved >
Santa Barbara Unified School District considering stopping interdistrict transfers
Sep 29, 5:04 AM: The Santa Barbara Unified School District may soon change who goes into their district's classrooms. If approved the new policy would limit the number of students who transfer in from other districts. This means families >
Monica Garcia is new LAUSD board president on 4-3 vote
Sep 27, 5:53 AM: On a 4-3 vote, Monica Garcia was chosen Tuesday as president of the board, replacing Rodriguez, who resigned from the post after being charged with falsifying a campaign finance disclosure form.
When charter schools unionize, students learn more, study finds
Sep 26, 5:52 AM: When charter school teachers push to unionize, charter leaders often fight back. That’s happened in Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Unionizing, they argue, would limit the schools’ >
How Antonio Villaraigosa went from a union organizer to a union target
Sep 25, 6:41 AM: Antonio Villaraigosa launched his political career off his work as a union organizer, and labor played a critical role in getting him elected to office. So it was a remarkable moment when Villaraigosa, as Los Angeles’ >
Worel angry over proposed charter school in Vallejo
Sep 22, 5:56 AM: The two Vallejo school board trustees who opposed the removal of Ramona Bishop as district superintendent last March expressed dismay Wednesday night over news she is seeking to open a charter school in Vallejo. >
In Education Duel, Foes Fight to a Draw in Sacramento
Sep 22, 5:33 AM: It was the last piece of education legislation to die in a year when the teachers union and its ascendant adversary, the California Charter Schools Association, fought to a stalemate while trying to shape the future of the >
A charter school serving at-risk student got a makeover. Now they’re sending kids to college.
Sep 21, 6:52 AM: Four years ago, Learning for Life Charter School had what Executive Director Ken Lawrence-Emanuel calls a “reputation.” Students—seventh- through 12th-graders who are on the verge of failing in traditional public >
L.A. County to investigate public school system's enrollment of Catholic school students
Sep 21, 6:04 AM: Los Angeles County education officials have launched an investigation into fiscal and legal questions surrounding a small public school district that has been enrolling Catholic school students.
Another denial for Vaca charter school
Sep 20, 5:31 AM: In a close 4-3 vote, the Solano County Office of Education governing board on Wednesday denied a petition by directors of the Vacaville-based Heritage Peak Charter to align themselves with the county as Pacific Valley >
Ref Rodriguez, facing criminal charges, resigns as L.A. school board president
Sep 20, 5:17 AM: Less than three months into his role as president of the Los Angeles Board of Education, Ref Rodriguez announced Tuesday that he would step down from that post to spare the school district the distraction of a criminal >
Rocklin charter schools OK transgender books in elementary school
Sep 19, 6:56 AM: A Rocklin school board voted unanimously late Monday night to retain the policies that allowed a book about a transgender child to be read in kindergarten, but adopted a provision to forewarn parents of potentially >
Former superintendent eyes creation of charter school network
Sep 19, 5:04 AM: Former district superintendent Ramona Bishop sent a letter last week to the Vallejo school board announcing her plans to open a charter school in the district.
Charter school is now a part of educational landscape in County
Sep 15, 6:03 AM: Chawanakee Academy Charter offers K-12 home school and hybrid home school, as well as credentialed teachers, field trips, enrichment programs, project-based learning and traditional and digital curriculum.
Charges against school board president stun L.A.'s education world
Sep 15, 5:54 AM: Charter school advocates in Los Angeles had been having a great year. With millions of dollars at their disposal, they had won their first majority on the school board and installed a pro-charter board president, Ref >
The Chico Unified School District provides online classes
Sep 15, 5:11 AM: The Chico Unified School District is giving students from 6th to 12th grade the option to take classes online. Students can choose from two different online academies: The Viking Academy or The Panther Academy. >
Ross Valley tensions flare over school space squeeze
Sep 14, 6:51 AM: The Ross Valley Charter School board took a step forward this week to try to resolve growing space-sharing problems at White Hill Middle School in Fairfax. But parents of White Hill students said they were skeptical the >
Charter school proposal rejected
Sep 14, 6:31 AM: Nearly 70 parents, students and business owners last night (Sept. 11) battled over whether a charter school ought to be allowed in an industrial area of Redwood City before the City Council decided it shouldn’t. >



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