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Former Teacher Calls Parent Trigger School 'Law-Breakingly Unprofessional'

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

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Here's Why 'Parenthood' MIght Be In Need Of A Reality Check

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.13.2014 | TV

"Parenthood" has been taking a turn for the fantastic as of late. After running for mayor, Kristina decides to move toward more direct action in impro...

These California Charter Schools Are Opening For The Wrong Reasons

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. SAN CARLOS, ...

Summit Charters a Course to East Bay?

Annette Fuentes | Posted 10.05.2013 | San Francisco
Annette Fuentes

Whitman is on the board of directors of Summit Public Schools, a private charter school organization in Silicon Valley, and Summit is proposing to start a charter school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

50,000 California Kids Are On This Waitlist

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 08.28.2013 | Los Angeles

There are 6,000 charter schools nationwide, more than 1,000 in California and upwards of 250 in Los Angeles. It turns out, that's not enough. A repo...

Aaron Sankin

California's Charter School Boom | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco

California leads the nation in both the growth and overall number of charter schools, according to a study by the Washington-based National Alliance f...

Public Charter School Movement Makes It 2 Decades Amid Criticism And Success

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Twenty years ago today, the first public charter school, City Academy High School, opened in St. Paul, Minn. Now, more than two million -- or 4.2 perc...

Close Call: Governor Brown Thwarts Deal by California Legislature That Would Have Discriminated Against Public School Students

Judy Burton | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Judy Burton

Whatever your feelings on charter schools, simple fairness should cause all of us to worry. When the Legislature can use kids as political pawns to further their narrow political interests, you have to wonder where it will stop.

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

Should CA Extend Free Meals To Charter Schools?

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung At the Blue Oak School in Chico, where 60 percent of the charter school's student bod...

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

Joy Resmovits

Cracking Down On Charter Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

The most recent call to close underperforming charter schools came not from a teachers' union or a school district, but from a charter-school trade as...

Two Bay Area Charter Schools To Close

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.27.2012 | San Francisco

Last week, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) called for the closure of ten underperforming charter schools in the state -- and San Fra...

Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

MIAMI -- The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their exp...

New Bill Aims To Maintain Diversity In Charter Schools

| Joshua Emerson Smith | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joshua Emerson Smith Charter schools sometimes have been accused of trying to force out lower-...

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Backlash? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

A St. Louis school board member challenging the city's charter schools on a legal technicality knows his claims may not go far -- but that hasn't stop...

Expand a Proven Finance Solution for All Charter Schools

Ricardo Mireles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ricardo Mireles

Less than 10 percent of charter schools reportedly qualify for bank loans sufficient to solve their cash flow needs. In short, we are on our own.

California's Charter Schools Earn a Failing Grade on Civil Rights

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Both President Obama and the California State Board of Education must enforce civil rights policies. And they should also fairly consider other school choice options, instead of just focusing on charters.