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Students Feel The Love After Singing Rendition Of ‘The Lion King’

Under a bridge in South L.A., in a reclaimed mortuary, is a small charter school that’s coming alive with the sound of music. The facade is rather dreary. But step inside and you’ll find giraffes and lions and birds – a bevy of costumed kids – belting out songs from the Disney classic “The Lion King.”


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California Continues To Lead Nation In Charter School Growth

A new study shows that California continues to far outpace the rest of the nation in charter school enrollment and growth.


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KCAL9 Gets A Look Inside The Highest Ranked Charter School In The LAUSD

By the year 2020, KIPP LA Schools hopes to expand to 20 campuses similar to that of the highest-ranking charter school in the LAUSD, KIPP Empower Academy.


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LAUSD Charter School Forced To Find A New Home

An LAUSD charter school in Marina del Rey will soon find itself without a home after the district informed Citizens of the World (CWC) Mar Vista that it can no longer share an elementary school’s campus.


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Bill Will Require Private, Charter Schools To Keep Possibly Concussed Athletes Off Field

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require private and charter schools in California to keep student athletes off the field if there is a concern that they received a concussion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013


Compton Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing 3 Teenage Students

COMPTON ( — A teacher at a Compton charter school could face up to six years in state prison after he was charged with sexually abusing three female students. The District Attorney’s Office announced Friday […]


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4th Grade Class In Beverly Hills Donates 3,000 Books To Another School In Need

A very special donation made its way to an elementary school in Westchester.


Granada Hills Charter HS Wins California Academic Decathlon 3rd Year In A Row

The nine-member Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School Sunday was named winner of the 2013 California competition, for the third year in a row.


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Parents Claim Families Breaking Residency Rules To Enroll Kids In Popular Studio City School

Some parents claim families are breaking residency rules in order to enroll their children in a popular Studio City charter school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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Charter School In Pasadena Likely ‘Total Loss’ Following Structure Fire

An early morning fire damaged a charter school in Pasadena.


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Mojave Desert Parents Return To Court Over Charter Proposal

A parents’ organization plans to return to court to force a Mojave Desert school district to accept a charter conversion proposal for a failing elementary school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2012

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Signatures On A ‘Parent Trigger’ Petition Debated In Adelanto

A school board in Adelanto Wednesday night debated the signatures of a petition that would convert a school to a charter under the state’s so-called “parent trigger” law.


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Parents Vote Against Petition To Take Over Elementary School

Parents of an under-performing elementary school in Southern California Tuesday night voted against a petition to take over the school using the new Parent Trigger Law.


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9-Member Team From Granada Hills Charter High School To Compete In US Academic Decathlon

A nine-member team of students from Granada Hills Charter High School will compete in the U.S. Academic Decathlon, which begins Thursday in Charlotte, N.C.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/27/2011

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Compton School Board Rejects Recommended Charter School Operator

The Compton Unified school board has rejected a charter school operator a parents’ group had recommended to take over a failing elementary school.