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Parents have new back-to-school list amid COVID, year three
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Aug 12, 10:10 AM:

Many parents — especially those in hard-hit Latino and Black Los Angeles communities — are still grappling with grief from losing loved ones and are alarmed by relaxed safety measures in schools. Among the unmet needs they see in >

LAUSD chief promises expanded early education, more bus seats and other ‘swift’ changes
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Aug 9, 9:00 AM:

Los Angeles Supt. Alberto Carvalho, in his first back-to-school address, pledged Monday to bring rapid progress to the nation’s second-largest school district, which has long struggled to make modest, consistent gains.

Plumas Charter celebrates new school with open house
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Aug 9, 8:45 AM:

Plumas Charter School invites students, parents and the public to take a tour and celebrate the completion of the new school at 1425 E. Main Street in Quincy. The ribbon cutting ceremony and reception will be held on Wednesday, >

L.A. schools drop aggressive COVID-19 safety rules
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Aug 3, 8:18 AM:

Los Angeles Unified school leaders on Tuesday officially stepped back from COVID-19 safety protocols that have been among the most far-reaching in the country, choosing instead to mirror current county requirements and join most >

Vallejo, Richmond charter school workers form rare union with IWW
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Jul 28, 10:17 AM:

A charter school network with schools in both Vallejo and Richmond recognized a new union of faculty and support staff earlier this year, one of few charter schools to form a union in California and the first in the U.S. to be >

California schools have seen huge enrollment declines. Where are all the students?
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Jul 27, 8:10 AM:

California's K-12 enrollment decline of more than 270,000 students since the pandemic began is largely attributable to people leaving the state, not enrolling children in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten, or deciding to >

Will California’s $4.1-billion bet on ‘community schools’ transform K-12 education?
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Jul 21, 7:52 AM:

This plan dramatically expands the traditional definition of a public school, overhauling campuses into neighborhood centers that seek to comprehensively meet the needs of students.

Mask mandates return to California schools
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Jul 19, 8:17 AM: Effective July 18, several California educational institutions have reinstated indoor mask mandates as a result of rising COVID-19 cases.
Teachers Unions Are Why More Parents Want School Choice
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Jul 18, 8:12 AM: Los Angeles and the country’s other major liberal urban and suburban areas, in alliance with teachers unions, perpetrated what The Atlantic recently called “the biggest disruption in the history of American >
Schools have spent little to address COVID learning loss
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Jul 18, 8:02 AM: This despite data that indicates that learning slowed, especially among the youngest students, and gaps in achievement between Black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers widened during distance learning in >
CA budget allots funds to teach kids financial literacy in K-12 schools
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Jul 13, 7:03 AM: The funds will go to the California Department of Education to develop curriculum for financial literacy courses for K-12 schools. It is part of $3.5 billion granted to the Department of Education to develop curriculum on a number >
Charter School Foundation awards scholarships
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Jul 8, 9:03 AM: The Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students who are alumni of the Charter School of Morgan Hill, for use in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees at their chosen >
Masks will not required be in K-12 public schools for new school year in California
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Jul 7, 5:47 AM: The California Department of Public Health has issued new COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming K-12 school year.
Charter schools, abundant in California, could be a Supreme Court target
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Jun 29, 3:04 PM: Experts disagree on whether the Court will take aim at charter schools.
Charter School Focused On Construction Field Going Up In Sacramento
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Jun 8, 10:12 AM: The soon-to-be charter school wants to expose students to higher education, but if college isn’t an interest, you can explore jobs within the construction trade.
California Education Officials Call for More Investment in Community Schools
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Jun 7, 8:48 AM: State and education officials called on Monday for more investment in so-called community schools, which are intended to offer more resources for students and their families than traditional schools.
VCs, Tech Firms Want to Raise $1 Million for Bay Area Cyber Education
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Jun 6, 9:04 AM:

Facing a shortage of digital defense personnel, a consortium is offering to pay one year of studies for would-be cyber pros in the San Francisco area.

These CA charter schools just unionized with the Industrial Workers of the World
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Jun 2, 8:40 AM: When teachers and staff at Caliber Public Schools raised concerns about staff retention and about the schools not living up to their advertised core values, they were ignored. So they unionized.
As SCUSD teacher strike continues, concern grows for students with individualized education programs
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Mar 31, 8:59 AM: As Sacramento City Unified teachers, staff and union organizers continue to strike, concern from parents whose students need extra help in the classroom is growing.
Oakland Unified to lease additional space to area charter schools
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Mar 31, 8:46 AM: The new charter school agreements come just one month after Oakland announced the closure of seven public schools in the next year. Critics say accommodating new charter students could strain schools already planning to welcome >

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