School board may deny more charter requests than grant approvals at Tuesday’s meeting
* UPDATED The LA Unified school board is expected on Tuesday to deny more applications for new charter schools and charter renewals than they may approve. This is the first time the recommended denials exceed approvals since the new configuration of the school board was seated last July. Already, the board has denied as many charters in...
By Mike Szymanski | February 8, 2016
Charter applications could provide insight on LAUSD board sentiments
* UPDATED Applications for six new charter schools will come before the LA Unified school board at its meeting tomorrow, the biggest wave of requests since the Broad Foundation proposed a plan to expand the number of charter schools in LAUSD. In addition, eight other charters are seeking renewals. While the board will not vote on...
By Mike Szymanski | December 7, 2015
Tiny LA district is approving charter schools beyond borders
A tiny, rural school district in northern Los Angeles County is under growing scrutiny over its approval of more than 20 new charter schools in the last few years, the majority of them serving students outside of its own district boundaries. At least three are within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The small district,...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | November 4, 2014