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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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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to gain more control over their children's educations, some Ventura parents are considering taking advantage of a new law empowering them to create taxpayer-financed "charter" schools. The law that took effect this year enables parents, teachers and others to petition local school boards for a charter to establish a new public school within a district. The school would still be fiscally tied to the district, but would function mostly independent of state and local controls.
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July 9, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT and DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Disgusted with public school regulations and eager to advance their own educational philosophies, Orange Unified School District trustees are considering a proposal that would free some of its schools from state control by establishing a multi-campus charter school. The charter would allow participating schools to create their own educational programs with state funds, but be exempt from state education regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2001 | From Times staff writers
Los Angeles charter schools have performed almost flawlessly in a series of audits on attendance reporting prompted by abuses in an Apple Valley charter school operation. In audits of seven schools chartered under the Los Angeles Unified School District, the state controller's office found problems at only one. That school, Montague Charter Academy in Pacoima, must reimburse the state $14,155 for over-reported attendance, an auditor concluded.
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