Charter Schools

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California Charter School Enrollment Soars Again

The number of California students attending charter schools has risen to more than a half million.


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Sherman Oaks Man Accused Of Stealing $750K From OC Charter School District

A Sherman Oaks man was charged Tuesday with stealing $750,000 from a charter school district in Orange County, the largest such theft in California history, officials said.


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The Latest On LAUSD’s School Superintendent Deasy: Will He Stay, Or Will He Go?

Deasy says he isn’t talking until Tuesday.


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A Guide To Orange County Charter Schools

Orange County has a growing number of charter schools opening every year. This guide comes with timely notes about open house and application dates.

CBS Los Angeles–02/22/2012

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LA Unified Teachers Ratify New Labor Agreement Giving Them More Decision-Making Power

Los Angeles Unified teachers have approved a new labor agreement with the school district that will give teachers wide-ranging decision-making power in running their schools.


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LAUSD May Limit Charters From New Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District board is considering a proposal that would curtail the district’s landmark program that allows outside groups to run selected new and underperforming schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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Study: LAUSD Teachers Are Quitting At An Alarming Rate

A U.C. Berkeley study says teachers at Los Angeles Unified inner-city charter schools are up to three times more likely to quit their jobs than teachers in other districts.


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LAUSD Steps Up Oversight Of Stumbling Charters

The Los Angeles Unified School District has stepped up its oversight of charter schools in the wake of a rash of problems at the publicly funded, independent schools.


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Agassi, LA-Based Real Estate Firm Launches Charter School Building Fund

Former tennis champion Andre Agassi and a real estate venture capital firm have teamed up to form an investment fund to finance buildings for charter schools.


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LAUSD Board Selects Operators For Several Campuses

Some big changes are on the way for Los Angeles schools and charter school operators say, it’s a victory.


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A Quick Guide to LAUSD School Options

A decade ago, when my daughter was in preschool, I spent many a sleepless night worried about her prospects for kindergarten. Private school was not an option, nor was moving to another school district. For […]