News & Views 2017-01-31T01:50:53+00:00

Charter School News & Views

The stories below feature our clients and highlight trends in the local and national charter school movement.

ExED Client e3 Civic High Named One of America’s Most Innovative Schools

The San Diego charter school is one of the schools helping to transform K-12 education, according to an education website launched by the founder of The Princeton Review. Opened in 2013, e3 Civic High is located within the San Diego Public Library, providing its students with access to more than 1.2 million books and many opportunities for educational collaboration. This represents an unprecedented alliance in the development of a charter high school, and a powerful way to serve high school students living in San Diego’s urban core. Read a CNN news story about the list, and read more >>>

New Public Awareness Campaign Highlights “The Truth About Charters”

A campaign developed by the California Charter Schools Association is targeting the myths and misperceptions surrounding charter schools. The online campaign emphasizes the fact that charter schools are public schools serving all students, that they are succeeding academically, and that they are in high demand by parents. In fact, more than 158,000 students are on waiting lists for schools in California alone. Read more >>>

Three ExED Clients Receive 2015 Gold Ribbon School Award

We’re very proud to announce that three of our client schools were honored with the prestigious Gold Ribbon School Award from the California Department of Education: Equitas Academy #2, Crown Preparatory Academy, and Math and Science College Preparatory. They are among 18 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District that were recognized this year as some of the most outstanding public schools in the state. Congratulations to these three schools on your incredible achievement, and thank you for your steadfast commitment to your students! Read more >>>

Camino Nuevo Featured In KPCC’s “Teaching Through Trauma”

Southern California’s local NPR affiliate created a two-part series about the effects of poverty on students in Los Angeles. The story features ExED client Camino Nuevo, which provides support services to students and their families to help them overcome barriers to their education and wellbeing. Read more >>>

Study: Los Angeles Charter Students Learn More Than In Traditional Public Schools

“Stanford University’s Center for Research on Economic Outcomes (CREDO) issued a report Saturday that found charter school students in Los Angeles learn more in a year than their peers in traditional district schools.” Read article >>>

Why We Must Put Students First

The LA Times published this editorial about the LAUSD’s vote to close two high-performing charter schools because they opted for outside special-education services, despite parents and officials’ praise of these high-quality providers. We support every school’s right to choose the providers that are right for them and their students, and believe the county Department of Education should approve these charter renewals. Read article >>>

ExED Co-Hosts “Parents as Partners” Featuring Dr. Howard Fuller

Dr. Howard Fuller, one of the country’s leading advocates for public school choice, spoke about the importance of excellent schools at “Parents as Partners,” a major school information fair that ExED co-hosted in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. Watch Dr. Howard’s remarks >>>

Gabriella Charter School Featured In The LA Times

This article was written about students at one of ExED’s clients in Los Angeles, Gabriella Charter School, which has been attracting attention for the high achievement of its students. Read article >>>

Charter Schools Are Here To Stay

A great opinion piece in WNYC that maintains that charter schools are a vital part of the 21st century educational movement. Read article >>>

LA Times Column: Buses are their route to a brighter future

This moving article in the LA Times illustrates the lengths that many of the parents in our area will go to in order to ensure a top-notch education for their children. Read article >>>