A San Francisco high school is among 10 charter schools that the California Charter Schools Association recommended for closure Thursday, citing low scores on statewide tests.
Leadership High School, near Balboa Park, is up for review by the San Francisco Board of Education this spring. Charter schools, which are publicly funded but independently managed, must be reauthorized every five years. Read More
A San Francisco charter school that has broken ties with a controversial national company is making its third try this school year to win renewal of its charter.
Edison Charter Academy’s charter is scheduled to run out this school year, but some board members say the school should have reapplied as a new charter school after it broke away from its controversial parent company. Read More
Charter schools are public-funded and independently run public schools that provide a genuine alternative to the typical dreary, teacher-union debacle found in most big-city public school systems.
But do they make a difference in the academic performance of students? Well, in the District of Columbia, 38 percent of all public school students attend charters. Those charters have higher grades, higher attendance and higher graduation rates than regular DC public schools. Read More
Recent evidence confirms what advocates and parents have long known to be true: Charter schools work. Free of collective bargaining agreements and other restrictions imposed on traditional public schools, charters deliver outsize academic benefits to those students who are lucky enough to attend them. Read More