The folks at Parent Revolution, the guiding force behind California's Parent Trigger law, are not going to take it anymore. For a while now, education expert and NYU professor Diane Ravitch, who's based in New York City and maintains an influential blog, has loudly banged the drum that the Parent T ... More >>
It took a while, but Los Angeles mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel finally met with parents and students on Monday at Los Angeles Unified's chronically failing 24th Street Elementary School, where the district's first "Parent Trigger" took place. The Parent Trigger, which is viewed as ... More >>
Update, February 22: "'Parent Trigger' Petition Rejected by Adelanto School District After Teacher-Backed Rescission Campaign." A historic first for K-12 school reform might be chronicled tomorrow in the small desert town of Adelanto, two hours east of Los Angeles. If the Adelanto Unified Elementa ... More >>
Minority parents target failing Adelanto school
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Google MapsChurch of the Redeemer in Compton: It's no Hogwarts, but it'll do for now.You'd be hard-pressed to find a school district as opposed to the new-age charter-school movement as Compton Unified. Not once have district officials accepted an application from a charter hopeful, despite t ... More >>
Ted SoquiYolie Floresâ€‹Yolie Flores, lifelong voice for families and students, recently decided not to return to her chair on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board. Her disheartening enlightenment about the state of the district is chronicled in this week's L.A. Weekly print story 'The Educ ... More >>
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