From The Bay Citizen: A judge in California has given six charter schools until June 2013 to gain approval from local school districts or be forced to close. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jo-Lynne Lee ruled that the state board of education had improperly awarded Aspire Public Schools rights to bypass local district oversight and open schools anywhere in California, without evaluating whether the company met the state's requirements. Based in Oakland, Aspire serves nearly 12,000 students at 34 schools in California. Six Aspire campuses with about 1,900 students were overseen by the state education board and now will have to reapply to local school officials. They are Aspire Alexander Twilight College Preparatory Academy and Aspire Alexander Twilight Secondary Academy in Sacramento, Aspire APEX Academy and Aspire Port City Academy in Stockton, and Aspire Junior Collegiate Academy and Aspire Titan Academy in Huntington Park.