Friday, July 5, 2013 12:00 am
The names of thousands of students whose families want them to attend charter schools remain on waiting lists throughout San Joaquin County.
Friday, September 28, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District high school students who took the SAT last school year earned scores slightly higher than the state average, new state data released this week shows.
Friday, June 15, 2012 12:00 am
Four Lodi Unified School District schools' test scores are in the top 10 percent statewide.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:00 am
Aspire Public Schools was approved Monday by Tennessee’s Achievement School District to open and operate charter schools in Memphis beginning in August 2013, marking the first time California’s largest charter management organization is expanding outside the state.
Aspire is one of the largest charter organizations in the nation and the highest-performing large public school system serving low-income students in California. Aspire presently operates 34 schools in six cities, including several within Lodi Unified School District.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:00 am
Gangs are flat-out scary. And it is certainly not reassuring to
learn that, at least in Lodi, gangs are attracting younger and
younger members. As today's front-page package by reporter Katie
Nelson pointed out, solutions are neither swift nor simple.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:00 am
Jody and Tom Cook put their son Luka Jovic's name into a charter
school lottery seven years ago, eager to look into options other
than a standard public school.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:00 am
This spring, hundreds of students' names will go into a bucket.
They are from families seeking one of 66 spots available at
Aspire's Vincent Shalvey Academy, housed in a former Sibbs grocery
store in Morada.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 am
The mother of a girl allegedly molested last fall by an art
teacher at a Lodi Unified School District charter school is suing
the alleged assailant, the school and another teacher allegedly
involved in the abuse.
The plaintiff, whose 11-year-old daughter was an art student of
Michael Hartsock at Aspire Schools, alleges in court documents
prepared by attorney Trenton Diehl that her daughter was
"systematically and methodically groomed for sexual molestation" by
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 am
Galt schools saw unprecedented jumps in their similar-school
academic performance rankings released last week.
Friday, May 6, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District's Aspire charter schools join
Elkhorn and Middle College High School to land among the state's
Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:00 am
Galt’s McCaffrey Middle School, which was merged with another
middle school two years ago, has been named one of 97 California
Monday, January 24, 2011 6:04 am
As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close
campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and
altering the landscape of public education. Despite a painful
economic downturn, the charter school movement is expanding rapidly
across the country with support from the Obama administration,
wealthy donors such as Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey, and the highly
publicized documentary “Waiting for Superman.”
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:22 am
Aspire Public Schools, which operates three local charter
schools, has received federal funding that will allow the public
school system to open 15 new charters in California over the next
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:00 am
Three Lodi Unified School District schools — Vincent Shalvey
Academy, River Oaks Charter School and Benjamin Holt College
Preparatory Academy — will be among the recipients of a $1 million
donation from Oprah Winfrey. The announcement was made Monday on
Oprah’s TV talk show.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:00 am
Two Tokay High School teams took top spots in two very different
competitions over the weekend.