Charter Schools also have higher ACT Participation Rates. Mostly because of Alliance.

The SAT isn’t the only game in town. As most people know, students can also take the ACT to fulfill their examination requirement for college applications. While 57.4% of students in LAUSD and LAUSD charters take the SAT, only 27% take the ACT. But just like the SAT, the ACT participation rate is higher in charter […]

Where is LAUSD enrollment shrinking?

LAUSD enrollment is declining. This is not news. But where is that happening? Is it happening all over, or just in certain places?And in what grades? Between in 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, enrollment in traditional LAUSD schools dropped by 9,439 students. Meanwhile, charter school enrollment in LAUSD is growing. In the same time period, charter […]

Two New Charter Petitions Rely on Faulty Data

In order to get approved, charter founders have to submit a petition to LAUSD, which then has to be approved by the board of education. In all charter petitions, the petitioner must prove that a charter is needed by demonstrating that the area where the school would be located is not served adequately. But for two charters set to open […]

2016 Year in Review

It has been just over 300 days since I started this blog, and in that time, I have written 95 posts. I started it as a dinky little Tumblr account, and have grown into a full-on Blog. And while I started by just sharing this with my students and friends, there are now people, whom I have never […]