Walmart Founder's Heirs $250M Fund Helping Support Oakland SchoolA foundation run by the heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 U.S. cities, including one right here in the Bay Area.
California Now Has Twice As Many Charter Schools As Any Other StateThe National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reported that 87 new charter schools opened in California thisschool year, more than in any other state. The new schools bring the number of charter institutions to 1,184. The states with the next highest number of charter schools, Florida and Arizona, have 653 and 623 each.
Former Livermore Charter School Employee Charged With 2nd Case Of Child MolestationA former campus supervisor and karate teacher at a charter school in Livermore who was recently arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old student has now been charged with allegedly molesting another student.
Oakland School Ranked ‘Most Challenging’ In The NationFor the second consecutive year, a Washington Post survey of the most difficult high schools in America reveals that a small Oakland public charter school the most challenging institution for young minds.
Oakland School Serving African-American Males Set To Close100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School closes on Friday, citing financial issues.
Phil Matier: Is Oakland Being Overrun With Charter Schools?An Oakland Unified School District board member has vowed to vote against any new charter schools despite the fact that, technically, she’s unable to.
Oakland Judge Allows American Indian Schools To Keep Operating, For NowA judge today granted a temporary restraining order that allows an Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties to keep operating for now.
East San Jose Parents Seek Better Middle SchoolsEast San Jose parents and community leaders gathered Monday night to call for the creation of more and better middle schools in the Alum Rock School District.
Oakland Charter School Accused Of Fraud May CloseAllegations of fraud and violations of state law may force closure of an Oakland charter school that has produced California’s second-highest test scores.
Converted Concord Charter School To Be First Of Its Kind In Bay AreaThe first high school in the Bay Area to be converted to a charter school should be in business by late summer after charter school advocates finally won approval from the Contra Costa County Board of Education.
East Bay High School Considers Charter School ConversionScores of parents and teachers affiliated with an East Bay high school have pinned their hopes on a Tuesday school board meeting to consider convertiing the campus into a charter school.