As NAACP votes for charter moratorium, school families rallied in protest
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People reiterated its opposition to charter schools Saturday when its board of directors ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion until more oversight is established. The board’s vote followed months of intense pressure to reject the proposal from other black education advocates, who...
By Naomi Nix | October 17, 2016
Report: Charter schools provide stronger support for Hispanic students
A new report shows that growing numbers of the 12 million Hispanic children in American public schools are turning to charter schools, where they tend to reach higher levels of achievement than at traditional district schools. “While district public schools still continue to serve the majority of Hispanic students, an increasing number of Hispanic families...
By LA School Report | October 10, 2016
Report finds charters lead the way in closing ‘achievement gap’ in LA
A new report that analyzed how effective schools and cities are at closing the “achievement gap” between students from low-income families and their more advantaged peers found that nine of the top 10 schools in Los Angeles were independent charter schools. The first-of-its-kind Education Equality Index from Education Cities studied data from schools in the 100...
By Craig Clough | March 22, 2016
Report: California is 15th friendliest state for charter schools
As educators from around the state head to Long Beach next week for the 23rd annual California Charter Schools Conference, California is holding steady in its friendliness to charter schools, says a January report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), a pro-charter advocacy group that releases an annual study of state-level policies. The survey...
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Report: Charter enrollment grows significantly in LAUSD, nation
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) issued its annual report today on the growth of charter school enrollment, and the results show another year of significant increases both in LA Unified and across the country. For the 2013-14 school year, charter enrollment in LA Unified jumped 15 percent, giving the district a total...
By Craig Clough | December 2, 2014
LAUSD leads charter school growth in California, and nation
California launched the largest number of charter schools in the nation last year, according to a report released this week by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS). The state saw the start of 104 charter schools, bringing its total to 1,130. Almost 520,000 California students of more than 6 million now attend charters in...
By Doris D Quintanilla | February 14, 2014