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The Orange County Classical Academy is Going to Transform Education in California

The Orange County Classical Academy is Going to Transform Education in California

    By Edward Ring In barely one month, 360 elementary school students will begin attending a new charter school that offers a dramatic departure from the failed public education model in California. The Orange County Classical Academy (OCCA) will open its doors to kindergarten through 5th-grade students, and apart from the student demographics, nothing about this school […]

Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Charter School Implementation of State Mandated Sex Education – AB329

Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Charter School Implementation of State Mandated Sex Education – AB329

The 2019-2020 Ventura County Civil Grand Jury surveyed eleven charter schools authorized either by a school district located in Ventura County or by the Ventura County Office of Education, concerning policies and procedures for implementation of curriculum on sexual health. The California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) requires parents/guardians of students in grades 7 through […]

Charter haters’ train is temporarily derailed in CA

Charter haters’ train is temporarily derailed in CA

    By Larry Sand Last week, two seemingly sure-shot bills were deep-sixed in the California legislature. AB 1506 would have placed a ceiling on the number of charter schools allowed in the state – the magic number being those in existence at the end of this year. A new school could open only if another had closed. […]

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Relief for a Paradise Charter School

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Announces Relief  for a Paradise Charter School

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced today that the California School Finance Authority (CSFA), which she chairs, approved a two-year grant extension for Children’s Community Charter School in Paradise. About half of the campus was burned last fall in the Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history. “This will provide some relief […]

“A choice not an echo” for Public school education

“A choice not an echo” for Public school education

    By Richard Eber, California Political News and Views   February 23rd was a joyous occasion in Antioch California. Utilizing bonds from the State, ground was broken on the construction building the new home for Rocketship Charter School. It was all smiles as Mayor Sean Wright and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Richard Pagono led the brigade of gold shovels […]