Perspective

Mental Health

The Case for Supporting the Mental Health of Your Students

October 8, 2019

This Mental Illness Awareness Week, Janneth Johnson discusses why all students should have access to mental health support structures.

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A New Era for California Charter Schools

October 4, 2019

Today marks a new era for California charter public schools. Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1505 into law—a historic agreement that affirms high-quality charter schools are here to stay and that charter schools are a critical lever in ensuring quality school options for all families across the state.

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Peace Ikediuba: Don’t Knock Yourself out of the Game

September 18, 2019

“At a certain point in my life I stopped thinking about college because I knew I couldn’t afford it and it didn’t seem logical to even put myself through the process,” reflected Peace Ikediuba, an Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School alumna.

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Inglewood

Rising So That Others Can: Meet Alumna Yaritza Gonzalez

August 5, 2019

During the 1980s, my parents migrated from Mexico to California in search of better opportunities. In California, I grew up in the fields of Oxnard and the streets of Inglewood, where I witnessed members of my community discriminated against, deported, jailed, and murdered.

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Arts

College and Career Readiness Through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

July 23, 2019

In underserved communities, students typically have less access to an arts education and receive significantly less exposure to the arts compared to their more affluent peers. To change that, Ánimo Venice Charter High School provides students with both a rigorous core curriculum and an arts education.

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Soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed National CEO of Green Dot Public Schools

May 16, 2019

After a rigorous and extensive hiring process, Green Dot’s National Board has announced its appointment of Chad Soleo as the next National Chief Executive for Green Dot Public Schools.

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EDVISION: SUCCESS Coaching a Win-Win for SOE Counseling Students, Partner Schools

May 3, 2019

“My focus tends to be on the ones who are in crisis, as well as making sure that our eighth-grade students are on track to graduate,” Vidaurrazaga explains.

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seahawks

What Mitochondria and the Seattle Seahawks Have in Common

March 26, 2019

Caresse Fernandez has spent enough time in the classroom to feel comfortable about her approach and the strength of her curriculum, and yet this year, she decided to upend all of her tried and true curricula to start fresh. She’s making connections between classwork and local news, including the Seattle Seahawks, orca whales in the Puget Sound, and more.

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Charter

EdSource: A cap on charters would only cap family choices

March 20, 2019

The raft of proposed legislation in the state Legislature seeking to limit or cap charter schools all share one disturbing element: the bills ignore the impact charters have on the students they serve.

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I Am Black History: Why and How We Must Contribute to the Pages of All Our Students’ Stories

February 6, 2019

As I think about Black History Month, I remember a drawing of this little brown lady with long, black hair. It was hand drawn by one of my students and it read: “The first day I walked into this [room], I saw a young brown skinned woman. I knew right away I was going to like this class.”

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