charter schools

Audit slams Horizon Charter Schools, calls for more policy, oversight

The independent audit of Placer County-based Horizon Charter Schools revealed three lease agreements for sites in Rocklin, Auburn and Elk Grove required “excessive, if not il ...

Call to Readers

Do you think charter schools are good for public education? Tell us why or why not. Let your voice be heard We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publis ...

Horizon Charter Schools parts ways with official who signed Rocklin deals

The Horizon Charter Schools official who signed off on what would ultimately be a problematic lease and more than $800,000 in tenant improvements for its Rocklin site is no longer ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Charter schools series concludes; Auburn Planning Commission to meet and Placer High School track

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

In Horizon Charter Schools’ case, parents provide ultimate oversight

  Scott Leaman says the art of charter schools oversight is a delicate balancing act – ensuring the school is in compliance while also allowing the flexibility that def ...

Horizon Charter School site upgrades add to $2M budget problem

As a parent who had a student in Horizon Charter Schools’ now-shuttered Accelerated Learning Academy, Treva Saini said she sees a number of problems with how the program in L ...

Short-sited: How Horizon Charter School’s $800,000 investment went wrong

No school children, no Horizon Charter Schools sign, no teachers, no cars – nothing. On a sunny day in mid February outside 290 Technology Way in Rocklin, the only indicatio ...

Investigative series looks into $19M public charter school

  One of the original pillars of the charter educational movement in California has been shaken. Horizon Charter Schools is one of the longest standing charters in the state ...

Publicly funded schools must help all

We all know that California schools are in bad shape. The first step in correcting the situation should be to stop funding charter schools. Charter schools are public-funded privat ...

Another View: Auburn's charter schools provide quality, alternative education choices

It seems ?charter? has become Auburn?s buzzword of the year. For school districts like the Auburn Union School District, a charter school provides additional funding possibilities, ...