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May 24, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born of an itch to innovate, California's fledgling charter schools are fighting what some consider the greatest challenge yet to their independence: a proposed requirement that all staff join local unions. Hundreds of charter school representatives are expected to rally in Sacramento today against the proposal by Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), which is sponsored by the state's largest teachers union, the California Teachers Assn.
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August 29, 2007
Samuel j. green charter school is home to 360 lower- and middle-school students, nearly all of them poor. Principal Tony Recasner still seems a little amazed that his modest campus would be the latest outpost of the trendy "slow foods" movement extolled by celebrity restaurateur Alice Waters. Green is one of 39 charter schools operating in post-Katrina New Orleans. Collectively, the campuses represent the most radical change on the educational landscape here since desegregation.
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February 10, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The State Board of Education on Friday waived the 100-school ceiling on charter schools, allowing four more campuses to join the experimental program, and made it clear that it would probably approve any future applications brought forward by local districts. The unanimous vote was heralded as historic by school reform advocates, who said it was further evidence that the charter movement is gaining credibility in California, a pioneer among the 20 states that have passed similar laws.
NEWS
May 24, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born of an itch to innovate, California's fledgling charter schools are fighting what some consider the greatest challenge yet to their independence: a proposed requirement that all staff join local unions. Hundreds of charter school representatives are expected to rally in Sacramento today against the proposal by Assemblywoman Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), which is sponsored by the state's largest teachers union, the California Teachers Assn.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2007
Samuel j. green charter school is home to 360 lower- and middle-school students, nearly all of them poor. Principal Tony Recasner still seems a little amazed that his modest campus would be the latest outpost of the trendy "slow foods" movement extolled by celebrity restaurateur Alice Waters. Green is one of 39 charter schools operating in post-Katrina New Orleans. Collectively, the campuses represent the most radical change on the educational landscape here since desegregation.
NEWS
February 10, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The State Board of Education on Friday waived the 100-school ceiling on charter schools, allowing four more campuses to join the experimental program, and made it clear that it would probably approve any future applications brought forward by local districts. The unanimous vote was heralded as historic by school reform advocates, who said it was further evidence that the charter movement is gaining credibility in California, a pioneer among the 20 states that have passed similar laws.
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