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February 25, 2019

Striking Teachers Are Targeting Charter Schools. But Are Charters Really a Threat?

Charter schools educate only about 7 percent of all public school students. But in some cities, charter schools have made significant inroads.

February 08, 2019

California Governor Calls for Expert Panel on Charter Schools' Financial Impact

Following the Los Angeles teachers' strikes, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the state schools chief to convene an expert panel on the effects of charters on the finances of traditional public schools.

November 06, 2018

Charter School Backers and Teachers' Unions Square Off In California's State Superintendent Race

A California election for an education post is smashing campaign spending records again, largely fueled by wealthy charter school boosters and teachers' unions.

May 24, 2017

Los Angeles Offers Playbook for Charter School Expansion Efforts Nationally

In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.

May 22, 2017

Will a Pro-Charter Victory in Los Angeles Build Momentum in Other Districts?

Steve Zimmer, the recently ousted president of the Los Angeles school board, says the millions of dollars spent securing a pro-charter school majority on that district's board will embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.

May 17, 2017

Charter Advocates Win Majority on Los Angeles School Board

A new majority of pro-charter members will now oversee the nation's second largest school district, long a battleground in the larger fight over the expansion of charter schools.

May 16, 2017

Charter-Union Showdown in Los Angeles: Massive Spending on School Board Race

The outcome of the election that has attracted a windfall of outside spending will determine whether the Los Angeles school board tilts for or against more charters in the nation's second largest district.

June 27, 2016

Charter Network Founder Steve Barr Plans Bid for Los Angeles Mayor

Barr founded Green Dot Public Schools, which now runs over 20 charter schools in three states.

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