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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Inglewood school board has rejected a proposal by an educational activist to start a charter high school in the district. The proponent, Steve Barr of the Green Dot Public Schools organization, said he was disappointed but would appeal the decision to the state Board of Education. "We hope they will give it a fair hearing," he said. Four members of the Inglewood school board Wednesday night voted against the charter plan and the other abstained.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2003 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Twelve years after charter schools first appeared in the United States as innovative substitutes for traditional public education, those campuses on average have fewer credentialed teachers than regular public schools, pay their instructors less, have larger classes and receive smaller amounts of federal funding, according to a UC Berkeley and Stanford study to be released today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1998
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss the district's bid to convert the Edison Language Academy into a charter school. The district must apply to the California Department of Education for a waiver from rules limiting the creation of new charter schools to 100 a year, said Sue Gee, the district's assistant superintendent for education services.
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December 7, 2001 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
After a decade of experimentation and hundreds of studies, conclusive evidence of the relative merit or harm of giving parents more publicly financed school choices for their children remains elusive, a new Rand Corp. study concludes. The 233-page study, released Thursday in Washington, offers some ammunition to both critics and proponents of using alternatives to traditional public schools as levers for reform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2004 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Saying charter schools generally have provided worthwhile alternatives to traditional public schools, the state legislative analyst's office on Wednesday made recommendations to increase their numbers and to improve their oversight and financing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1995 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously endorsed a model that could serve as an alternative to a district breakup Monday, approving the creation of a semiautonomous school complex in Pacific Palisades. The Palisades LEARN/Charter Complex would unite Palisades High School, Revere Middle School and the five elementary schools that feed into them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1993 | HENRY CHU
Citing concerns brought by local and state teachers union representatives, faculty members at Vaughn Street School in Pacoima have again postponed a vote on whether to apply to become a largely self-regulating "charter" school. Teachers in favor of the charter school concept, which would allow Vaughn Street to stand exempt from state and local educational regulations, had hoped to vote today to submit their charter petition to the Los Angeles Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1999
The Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously this week to approve a charter middle school in Lake View Terrace, the first such school in the San Fernando Valley and the third in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Community Charter Middle School plans to open in late July with 100 sixth-grade students in 4,200 square feet of former medical suites near Lake View Terrace Hospital. By 2001, the school would have 300 students in grades 6 to 8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993
The Los Angeles school board Thursday allowed a small Westside magnet school to break away from many state and local education codes to become the district's first so-called charter school. The 400-student Open School has asked for autonomy to design and test innovative teaching methods. Under the plan approved by six board members with one abstention, the school will secede from the district over five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thieves broke into the New Academy of Science and Art in Westlake last weekend, making off with 10 computers from the fledgling charter school's office and new computer lab, officials said Tuesday. Principal Andres Versage said he discovered the burglary when he returned to the school Monday morning. Versage estimated the loss at $20,000.
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