Newsom, teachers union and charters strike deal to give districts more power over new schools (The Sacramento Bee)

by johan

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced a deal among education advocates at the Capitol on a bill to give school districts more power to reject charter school applications.

Newsom’s office says the agreement reached on Assembly Bill 1505 will make it easier to close low-performing charter schools. The California Charter Schools Association, which dropped its opposition to the bill, said it will protect high-performing charter schools and gives them an avenue to appeal rejections.