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This week saw a lot of action on charter school legislation as Friday, April 28 represented the last day for...
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With the bill introduction deadline ending two weeks ago, the California legislature is now beginning to hold its first hearings...
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The California State Legislature adjourned on August 31st, giving Governor Jerry Brown until September 30th to sign or veto legislation...
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On Monday, August 1st, the California Legislature will return from its summer recess. When they return they will have until...
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As the budget process moves ahead, below we’ve outlined some key information and initiatives that impact California charter schools. This...
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Last week the California Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision. The Revision amends the budget that he introduced in...
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On Tuesday, May 3rd, thousands of charter school advocates flocked to their state’s capitals to encourage legislative support and action...
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As the year progresses the education community, including charter school leaders, in California is coming face-to-face with two propositions that...
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Late last month, the California legislature adjourned for the year, ending the 2015-2016 legislative session. The session saw a flurry of...
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This weekend the Governor vetoed AB 787. The measure would have prevented a charter school from operating as a for-profit...
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Last week, the California legislature returned from its month long summer recess and will meet for a few weeks before...
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On June 15th the California Legislature met their constitutional obligation and passed a budget on time, though it was a...
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On May 14th the Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision. The May Revision contains the Governor’s adjustments to his...
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On April 8th the Assembly Education Committee voted to pass AB 787 on a party line vote. Assemblywoman Shirley Weber...
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In a big victory for California charter schools, the California Supreme Court ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District was required...
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Last Friday was the deadline for California charter school bills to be introduced in the legislature. With thousands of bills...
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This month, budget hearings are set to begin as the California Budget Subcommittees of the Legislature look at the Governor’s...
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This week the legislature reconvenes for the 2015-16 legislative session and below we have outlined how committee changes may impact...
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As the dust settles on the California general election we can begin to see what it means for education reform advocates...
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After the polls closed in California and a long night of counting ended most of the state’s legislative and state-wide...
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At the start of 2014 the California Teacher’s Association, the state’s largest teachers union, made a decision to focus on...
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Bad news was delivered to a number of education advocates hoping to place a California school bond on the November...
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This legislative update covers a bill that could have serious ramifications for local charter schools. As the legislature gets ready...
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With less than four months remaining before the November general election, interests groups in the state are gearing up for...
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On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California state budget. Here are the key education highlights. Assumes the Governor’s revenue...
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In our ongoing effort to provide CA budget updates, here is the most relevant information for charter schools in California....
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California Charter Schools – Legislative Update Last week both the California Assembly and Senate Appropriation Committees met to send the...
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This week California Governor Jerry Brown presented his May Revision, which revises his January budget proposal. It is forecast that the...
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The California Assembly Education Committee passed AB 2007 by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove from Bakersfield. This is very positive for California...
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EdSource reported in an article earlier this week that the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is continuing it’s efforts to...
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To Test or Not to Test: That is The Question Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB 484...
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Monday night, June 10th, the conference committee closed out the open items in the budget negotiations.  The legislature and the...
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Last week the California legislature finished their Budget Subcommittee hearings on the Governor’s revision to his January budget proposal.  The...
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On Tuesday the California Governor released his May Revision which contains changes to his January budget proposal.  As expected, with...
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Last week the Assembly Education Committee passed AB 948, as amended, out of committee on a unanimous vote.  AB 948...
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– Not to the benefit of charter schools Last week the legislature’s Assembly Education Committee continued its year-long process of...
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It may become more difficult to open a California charter school that is a new conversion. This week the California...
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If the California Charter School Act of 1992 marks the charter school community’s most pivotal legislative victory, it can be...
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With California Governor Jerry Brown releasing his January budget proposal the administration’s educational priorities have become clear for everyone to...
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With Election Day now behind us, it is clear that the big winner in California was the governor, Jerry Brown....
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As Election Day draws near, the battle between Proposition 30 (the California governor’s tax plan to help balance the state budget) and Proposition 38 (Molly Munger’s education...
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