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New lease signed for charter school aiming to open in downtown Bakersfield
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Oct 15, 5:59 AM: On Thursday, the nonprofit behind the charter, LinkEd, took a big step in signing a lease for the school. If the charter petition is successful, it plans to serve transitional kindergartners through high school students at >
School Choice Initiative Receives OK to Collect Signatures To Qualify For November 2022 Ballot
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Oct 14, 9:02 AM: Californians for School Choice today announced that the California Attorney General’s Office has issued the official title and summary for the Educational Freedom Act Initiative.
Homeschooling on the rise as COVID pandemic continues
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Oct 14, 7:57 AM: Kortni Shockley, a mother of four in Orland, began homeschooling in August when it was clear mask mandates in public schools were not going away.
Nearly half of money for high-needs students not getting to their schools, analysis finds
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Oct 14, 5:41 AM: Diverting funds intended for California’s high-needs students for other spending “dampens” the potential to significantly close the achievement gap between high-poverty and low-poverty students, new research from the >
LAUSD board approves pandemic-era pact with teachers
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Oct 13, 6:10 AM: The agreement covers quarantine instruction, COVID-19 health-and-safety measures and employee compensation.
Facing major campus disruption and firings, LAUSD extends staff COVID-vaccine deadline
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Oct 12, 8:34 AM: The Los Angeles school district — confronted with widespread campus disruption and the firing of potentially thousands of unvaccinated teachers and other staff — has extended the looming deadline for all workers to be >
California and LAUSD shortchange students at Catholic schools
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Oct 12, 8:02 AM: The federal government has allocated nearly $200 billion in relief funds to K-12 education since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill in Congress could eventually send >
Proposed California ballot measure could spark court challenges to teacher protections
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Oct 8, 9:08 AM: Education-reform advocates propose constitutional right to a quality education in what may become a costly fight with teachers unions
Bullis adds admissions preferences for low-income students after sharp questioning about school's lack of diversity
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Oct 8, 7:59 AM: After tough questions about whether Bullis Charter School is going far enough to diversify its student body, the Santa Clara County Board of Education on Oct. 6 approved changes to the Los Altos school's admission >
Parents sue state alleging Black and Latinx students are harmed by disciplinary practices
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Oct 7, 8:37 AM: Black and Latinx students are disproportionately harmed by the state’s failure to exert oversight and take action against some school district disciplinary practices, including transferring students to alternative and >
‘Time is of the essence’: San Francisco’s school district faces possible state takeover
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Oct 7, 6:15 AM: Over the past year and a half, the San Francisco Unified School District has confronted a pandemic and wrangled a serious recall effort. And now, the district faces a dire new problem: a possible takeover by the state. >
School choice programs among ballot initiatives filed for 2022 California election
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Oct 6, 9:23 AM: The California Education Savings Accounts Initiative (#21-0006), known as the Educational Freedom Act, would create an education savings account program for parents whose children attend private or charter schools or who >
Some parents find a long-term solution in at-home learning
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Oct 6, 9:17 AM: Because of the pandemic more families explore homeschooling options
California Parents and Kids are Abandoning Public Schools with Gov. Newsom’s Attack on Parent Choice
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Oct 5, 9:49 AM: Only hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Friday announcement of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all schoolchildren of FDA approval age in California, homeschooling and tutoring inquiries shot up dramatically, >
San Diego County schools are struggling with a labor shortage
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Oct 5, 9:43 AM: It was already difficult before the pandemic to get teachers to come to work at tiny Mountain Empire Unified, a rural school district with 1,700 students in East San Diego County.
COVID vaccine and mask fury shakes up California school
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Oct 5, 9:37 AM: After withstanding heated debates over reopening classrooms, schools are now bearing the brunt of public anger as the pandemic continues to drag on with new variants, said Chip Slaven, interim executive director of the >
Newsom orders COVID vaccines for eligible students, the first state mandate for K-12 schools
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Oct 4, 8:55 AM: California on Friday became the first state to announce a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all public and private schoolchildren, a move affecting millions of students and once again placing the state at the forefront >
Homeschooling Inquiries Skyrocket After Gov. Newsom Announces Statewide Student Vaccination Mandate
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Oct 4, 8:06 AM: Only hours after Governor Gavin Newsom announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all schoolchildren of FDA approval age in California, homeschooling and tutoring inquiries shot up dramatically, with some homeschooling >
Column: After their pandemic failures, public schools need to change to win families back
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Oct 1, 9:08 AM: With the new school year underway, parents across the country are once again grappling with a public education system that has been a colossal failure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Diego Unified, state’s 2nd largest district, mandates vaccination for students, staff
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Sep 30, 8:25 AM: The San Diego school district, the second-largest school system in the state, has ordered all staff and students ages 16 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 20.

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