The opening comes as massive protests and civic unrest erupted nationwide over police killings and racial inequity.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Thursday overhauling California’s charter schools in a move that brought together teachers’ unions and charter school advocates who have long been at odds over how the schools affect public education.
The 235-page indictment is another black eye for charters, at a perilous time for what was once a thriving sector, especially in California.
The Intellectual Virtues Academy (IVA) of Long Beach has accepted a $2 million grant to expand its middle school to include a new tuition-free high school, the institution announced Tuesday.
The classrooms at New City Public School in Long Beach lie empty as the sound of children’s voices and teacher’s instructions have given way to the annual exodus of students to Summer Break. But unlike the rest of the schools in the district, whether or not New City’s students return for instruction next year hinges on a decision to be handed down from the California Department of Education next week.
The Board of Education for the Long Beach Unified School District has unanimously denied a sixth request to bestow charter status on the Direct Instruction Entrepreneurial Academy. The decision was made without discussion at the most recent Board of Education meeting on December 2.