charter schools

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

A plan to build 414 new homes in and around an historic Del Monte warehouse all but sailed through the Planning Board on Monday, though Planning Board members voted to hold off on okaying a required traffic management plan until some fixes are made. The City Council is expected to consider approving the project on November 18. Here’s our tweet by tweet.

Leaders of The Academy of Alameda Middle School charter want to open a grade school program in the fall of 2015.

The Alameda Unified School District’s space crunch has claimed another victim. Alternatives in Action, a nonprofit organization that has used innovative educational techniques to help at-risk Bay Area students since 1996, is moving out of Alameda.

Alameda’s Board of Education will be taking a closer look at plans to start a middle school magnet on the Encinal High School campus this fall – plans that prompted a controversial proposal to move the Alameda Community Learning Center onto the Wood Middle School campus.

The board will hold a workshop Tuesday to discuss the new “Junior Jets” program and its displacement of ACLC, a charter school serving students in grades 6-12 that has been on the Encinal campus for 18 years. Final details for the public workshop are still being worked out.