An on-the-ground perspective from California
Last week we told you about the latest version of California Assembly Bill 1505 which includes revisions to key aspects of the state’s charter law. Hailed as a compromise at first, Learn4Life charter network leader. She explains in a new blog published earlier this week.
Charter schools leading the way
Back here in Ohio,. Of the charter and district schools who responded to the Dayton Daily News’ request for data, two charters run by National Heritage Academies reported levels of nonwhite teachers which far outpaced even the most diverse districts in the county.
Charter teachers feeling “optimistic and hopeful”
Teachers at Summit Academy in Parma are reportedly, following the end of last year’s high profile teachers strike. Among other items hammered out in the course of resolving the strike, the teachers have—according to the story—a slightly more than 4:1 student-teacher ratio to start the year. Once the final additional hiring is completed, that ratio will be even less than 4:1.
Making the case for parental choice
Jake Logan, president and CEO of the Arizona Charter Schools Association and Nina Rees, president and CEO of NAPCS, penned an op-ed this week. In it, they lay out the details showing the ongoing success of charter schools in the Grand Canyon State and urge lawmakers to do something to alleviate long waiting lists at high-performing schools across the state.
Postsecondary readiness report includes charter school data
Fordham’s newest report was released this week. Called “The Mountain Ahead”, it provides of Ohio’s high school graduates. The analysis includes statewide findings and individual county scorecards. Charter schools are included in the statewide data and in the counties where they exist.