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Teachers union, Oakland group raise concerns about Thrive charter school renewal
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Sep 27, 5:04 AM: A public interest group and the San Diego teachers’ union are raising concerns about the potential renewal of the charter network Thrive Public Schools, claiming that its test scores are too low compared to campuses with >
Parents feel 'evicted' after Visalia Unified draws new boundary lines
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Sep 27, 4:40 AM: Visalia's new elementary school now has boundary lines despite objections by parents who live in the surrounding area.
L.A. Unified makes 6% offer to teachers
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Sep 26, 7:20 AM: Los Angeles school officials have made a new offer to teachers: a 6% raise over two years. They also propose lowering class sizes at 15 middle and 75 elementary schools.
Two L.A. schools compete for students on the same campus as charter schools boom and attendance drops
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Sep 26, 5:19 AM: For three days, an SUV was parked in front of Sunrise Elementary in Boyle Heights, with homemade posters taped onto its windows. They featured photos of teachers and administrators at a new charter school along with >
Why school boards don't always become diverse even after following California voting rights law
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Sep 24, 5:36 AM: The California Voting Rights Act of 2001 says that at-large elections are illegal if they hinder the ability of a protected class, including certain racial groups, from electing members of their choice.
Gov. Brown vetoes California bill that called for later school start times
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Sep 21, 5:38 AM: California’s middle and high schools won’t have to wait until at least 8:30 a.m. to begin classes because Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill requiring the later start time.
Charters vs. District: The Battle for San Francisco Public Schools
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Sep 21, 4:37 AM: Thirteen charter schools operate in San Francisco, with about 4,300 students. Like all charters, they call themselves public schools and don’t charge tuition.
Experts Recommend California’s Next Governor Stay The Course On Brown’s Ed Reforms
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Sep 19, 6:33 AM: “Complex” and “irrational” were two of the words used to describe California’s education system in a 2007 report called “Getting Down to Facts.” A decade later, a follow-up to that report paints a rosier picture — and a >
California's children fall behind before they start school, and some never catch up, study finds
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Sep 19, 6:21 AM: When students enter school in California, they learn at a pace on par with — if not better than — those in other states. The problem is that they arrive far behind their national peers, and they never catch up. >
California Gov. Brown signs bill banning for-profit charter schools. But will it really do that?
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Sep 19, 4:45 AM: California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that has been billed as banning for-profit charter schools. But does it really do that?
LAUSD chief signals desire to limit teacher job protections and change funding rules
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Sep 14, 6:47 AM: Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner has yet to lay out his plans to help the nation’s second-largest school district shore up its finances and improve its academics. But on Thursday, in a speech to an invitation-only >
Could Long Beach have a charter school dedicated to student activism? Its founders think so, but LBUSD says not enough kids
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Sep 14, 6:04 AM: A group of local educators, parents and students is rallying to bring a charter school to Long Beach that would revolve its curriculum around student activism, but it remains an uphill battle.
Ross Valley Charter offered special-ed space in San Anselmo
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Sep 13, 5:36 AM: Over the opposition of some Ross Valley Charter parents, school district trustees voted to offer the charter program space for special education classes in San Anselmo.
Ingenuity Students Reflect on Their Incredible Success
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Sep 12, 7:08 AM: Students have a wide array of different learning abilities, styles and habits. They also have unique home and life circumstances that will further impact how, and when, they study and learn. Ingenuity Charter School – a >
Enrollment open for California Connections Academy online school
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Sep 12, 5:59 AM: This school year, thousands of students across Northern California will open their laptops and go back to school virtually, taking advantage of increased flexibility without sacrificing a quality education.
Tensions grow between LASD and Bullis Charter
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Sep 12, 4:51 AM: Los Altos School District board members on Monday night accused Bullis Charter School of not being forthcoming with its enrollment growth plans. Trustees say that years of good-faith cooperation between the two agencies is >
Science/arts charter school aimed at boosting minority achievement pitched in Moreno Valley
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Sep 11, 6:14 AM: Educator Tiffany Gilmore has proposed opening a Moreno Valley charter school that would aim to boost the academic achievement of minority students, while emphasizing both the arts and sciences.
Editorial: For-profit charter schools gave California movement a bad name
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Sep 10, 6:36 AM: It’s rare that a bill about the often-contentious issue of education unites factions so often at odds, but legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday that banned for-profit charter schools was just such a bill. >
Controversial Bullis Charter School wants to expand into the Mountain View Whisman district
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Sep 10, 6:21 AM: Bullis Charter School, the controversial program in the Los Altos School District, is seeking to expand into the Mountain View Whisman School District with a new charter elementary school in Mountain View.
Vista High transitioning to 'personalized learning' program
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Sep 7, 4:47 AM: Three years into a $10 million grant to transform Vista High School into the high school of the future, the campus is adjusting to a new approach to education, and welcoming a new principal.

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