Charter Schools Gain Unprecedented Popularity In California, Waiting Lists Nearly DoubleIf the waiting lists are any indication, charter schools are are more popular than ever before in California.
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.
Phil Matier: California's Election Day Races With Nationwide InterestPhil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California's state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher's union has decided to endorse.
Oakland Charter School May Be Moved Near Parole OfficeAn East Bay high school is under scrutiny over plans to move to a location that could put kids in close contact with parolees and possibly sex offenders.
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.
Phil Matier: Oakland Board Votes To Close Top Charter SchoolsThe Oakland Unified School District voted 4-3 to close American Indian Model Schools, Wednesday night, despite pleas from parents and students who find its strict teaching and disciplinary style very effective.
Family Of 8-Year-Old Whose Mouth Was Duct Taped By Antioch Teacher Files ClaimThe family of an 8-year-old Northern California boy has filed a legal claim against a charter school accusing a teacher there of duct-taping his mouth in class.
Bay Area Charter School Receives Gates Foundation Grant For Classroom TechnologyA Silicon Valley-based charter school organization has received one of eight national grants for using technology to improve student learning.