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August 27, 2010

California's First Charter School Votes To Become Nonprofit

The San Carlos Charter Learning Center, California's first and longest-running charter school, voted this week to become a nonprofit entity. The move will allow CLC to take on more liability in decision-making. Now the school is working with the San Carlos Elementary School District to re-define their working relationship. Read more from The Daily Journal.

New Charter School Moves Teaching Into the 21st Century

California College, Career & Technical Education Center (CCCTEC), a charter school in West Sacramento, will be opening its doors to hundreds of students on September 7, and in the midst of enrollment fairs and final preparations, they have announced that every student will be receiving their own iPad. "Bookless curriculum" will be a focus of the school, as they promote a 21st Century education. Read the stories in The Woodland Record and the Sacramento Press.

Online Charter Students Begin School Year; Enrollment Still Open

Increasing options for public charter school students, the California Virtual Academies (CAVA) will begin classes on August 30, 2010, serving students statewide in grades K-12. Online learning options have become a popular alternative for those students and parents interested in independent learning. For more information, read CAVA's press release and the Big Bear Grizzly article.

Valley Charter School Gets Off to an Early Start

Charter schools are public schools that are autonomous and flexible, and many can choose to begin the school year earlier than traditional schools. Such is the case of Hawthorn's Da Vinci Charter High School, which began classes this week. Students at Da Vinci will experience a rigorous curriculum focused on college preparation. Every student must take at least two college courses to graduate. For more, on the school's early start, read the Daily Breeze piece.

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