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Assemblymember Christy Smith’s Charter Transparency Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, announced that her bill aimed at closing a loophole in current law impacting charter schools passed the Assembly Monday, and is now with the Senate Committee on Rules, officials said. Assembly Bill (AB) 1507 strikes out a provision allowing charter schools to establish one site outside the boundaries of the school district, but within the ...

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Albert Einstein Academy For Letters Arts And Sciences Announces Public Outreach Committee

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Albert Einstein Academy For Letters Arts and Sciences (AEALAS), a non-profit organization, has been providing alternate learning options for students and parents in the Santa Clarita Valley since 2010. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. After last years closure of AEALAS 7-12 academy in Stevensons Ranch, parents and local community members have ...

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Charter School Report By State Auditor Calls For More Oversight

Newhall School District officials, including four of the district’s governing board members and Superintendent Marc Winger, said academics were not the issue as much as their concerns with sovereignty and the legality of the charter school petition during a 2014 meeting with the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District

Past lawsuits and legislative attempts by charter schools and the school districts that govern them prompted a state auditor’s report released Tuesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. The report suggests legislative action to address concerns the state found with oversight and school operations themselves. Here’s a link to the summary of ...

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SCVi Founders Meet With Education Secretary DeVos On Charter Schools

Amber Raskin and Dawn Evenson of iLead Schools met with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday

With education reform a hotly debated topic nationally, two leaders with the SCVi charter school, discussed goals and outcomes this week with U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. DeVos has been a somewhat of a polarizing force in the education reform discussion: Her arrival, coming from outside the traditional education ...

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SCVi Receives New Flag Courtyard From Student

A Santa Clarita Valley high school recognized a student’s effort at raising money to raise the flag at SCVi in Castaic, school officials said Friday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Beginning when he was in the 10th grade, Adam Miller, now, a senior at SCVi, plotted out his plan by drawing ...

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SCVi Charter School In Castaic Hires New K-8 Director

Ed. Note: the following is a news release courtesy of SCVi Charter School, iLEADS Schools. SCVi Charter School officials have hired a new director for the Kindergarten through 8th grade. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Lisa Latimer arrived on the Hasley Canyon Road campus this month after 17 years teaching kindergarten through ...

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Remo Donates 30 Drums To SCVi Students

Remo, Inc., a Santa Clarita Valley company that makes innovative drums, donated 30 drums to the SCVi Charter School in Castaic Tuesday morning. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Remo Belli, owner and founder of Remo, Inc., delivered the drums personally to the school with some students, teachers and administrators present. “SCVi & ...

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Pasadena School District Sues Acton-Agua Dulce Over Charter Schools

Pasadena school district officials, following the lead of a Santa Clarita Valley school district, is suing the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District over charter school approvals, Pasadena Unified officials said Wednesday. “We want to make sure that families considering enrolling their children at SCALE Academy know that the school is being sued,” said Scott Phelps, PUSD school board president. “There is a real possibility that SCALE Academy will be shut down by the court for illegally operating outside of AADUSD and within Pasadena Unified boundaries.” The school flatly denied any wrongdoing in a statement from Lawrence Wynder, director for SCALE Academy.

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