Charter School Legislation

California Legislature Returns to Decide Fate of Online Charter Schools

On Monday, August 1st, the California Legislature will return from its summer recess. When they return they will have until August 31st to complete all legislative business for the year. Since this is the second year of a two-year session, all bills that are not passed to the Governor Jerry Brown’s desk will be officially […]

California Legislative Breaking News: AB 787 Vetoed

This weekend the Governor vetoed AB 787. The measure would have prevented a charter school from operating as a for-profit or being operated by a for-profit corporation. It was sponsored by the California Teachers Association and targeted a number of charter schools in the state. Additionally, the language was vague and brought in to question […]

California Legislature Adjourns for the Year

Last week the legislature adjourned for the year, completing the first year of the 2015-2016 legislative session. Friday night saw a flurry of legislative action, both successful and not successful, as both houses wrapped up their work. During the last hours of session a group of moderate Democrats emerged and frustrated their leadership and the administration […]

WA Supreme Court Ruling On Charter Schools

Today the Seattle Times Editorial Board said, “The Washington Supreme Court should reconsider its ruling that the state’s charter school law is unconstitutional.” It’s unfortunate that the state court’s ruling came days prior to the 2015-16 school year after 11 months with the court, impacting more than 1,200 students and their families. The growth of […]

Legislature Returns And Brings Several Bills That Could Impact California Charter Schools

Last week, the California legislature returned from its month long summer recess and will meet for a few weeks before adjourning the first year of the two year legislative session. This Friday, August 28th, is the last day for the legislative fiscal committees to meet and report out bills. September 11th is the last day […]

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