Four new legislative bills that would bring much-needed accountability, transparency, and equity to charter schools were introduced in Sacramento this month. The legislation will be joined by an additional bill in coming weeks, forming a package of proposals that would support the creation of Community Schools and hold privately operated charters to some of the same standards as traditional public schools.
Los Angeles school board President Steve Zimmer, the target of a well-financed opposition campaign funded largely by charter-school backers, is heading for a May runoff election.
To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, NEA and AFT offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.
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