With new CA charter school rules official, here’s the latest on incoming K-12 laws

Ricardo Cano
CALmatters K-12 Education Reporter

The most significant set of revisions to the state’s charter-school law in more than two decades was signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, putting new curbs on a segment of public schools that has grown over time, particularly in cities, to enroll more than 600,000 California kids. Negotiated over months among lawmakers, charter school advocates and organized labor, […]

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Charter schools, unions call a truce in an epic battle as Newsom brokers a deal

Ricardo Cano
CALmatters K-12 Education Reporter

Gov. Gavin Newsom brokered an agreement Wednesday on a high-profile charter-school regulation proposal at the center of this year’s contentious battle between teachers unions and charter advocates, removing a key hurdle for its passage this session. The compromise on Assembly Bill 1505 comes after months of lobbying by the state’s two most influential education interest […]

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Also on the November Ballot? Lots and Lots of School Bonds

Ricardo Cano
CALmatters K-12 Education Reporter

Californians in November will weigh billions of dollars’ worth of ballot measures for low-income housing, children’s hospitals and more. But one of the biggest asks will be mostly invisible to most voters—100 or more local proposals to sell bonds for school construction projects that, if passed, could total more than $12 billion in local borrowing […]

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