Garcetti and Greuel to Meet With “Trigger” Parents
Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel will meet with parents on Monday, May 6 at 24th Street Elementary, the first school in LAUSD to be taken over by parents using the parent trigger law. Parent Revolution, an education advocacy group that has led the parent trigger effort in California, will host the meet and greet....
By Samantha Oltman | May 3, 2013
School Board Gives Final Approval to 24th St. Plan
Tuesday’s Board meeting began with a moment of silence for the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and the memory of teacher and activist Sal Castro. During the following hours came several key decisions including the unanimous passage of Board member Tamar Galatzan’s resolution to streamline teacher misconduct investigations and the unanimous renewal for...
By Hillel Aron | April 16, 2013
UTLA’s “Wait and See” Mode on Parent Trigger
The teachers union has been strangely silent about the parent trigger issue lately — even as different variations on the controversial school turnaround approach are being explored. In just the last few weeks, the parents of 24th St. have chosen a new “hybrid” plan that would leave the younger grades in the hands of LAUSD; the...
By Hillel Aron | April 12, 2013
Morning Read: Greuel to Release Education Plan
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Morning Read: Parents Weigh Trigger Options
Parents With Power Over L.A. School Weigh Their Options About 50 parents on Thursday attended a presentation to help them decide who should run 24th Street Elementary School, a campus whose fate is in the hands of families who are trying to change the management of the school under the controversial parent trigger law. LA...
By Samantha Oltman | April 5, 2013
LA Parents Opting for Varied “Trigger” Options
LA School Report has learned that, on Tuesday, the 24th St. Elementary Parents Union selection review committee met and decided to recommend what’s being called a “hybrid” governance model for the school. Under the parent trigger law, a majority of parents at a low-performing school can petition to revamp the school in any number of ways,...
By Hillel Aron | April 3, 2013
Contrasting Reactions to Parent Trigger
Nearly 100 parents of students attending 24th St. Elementary dropped off a “parent trigger” petition yesterday at LAUSD’s headquarters, demanding drastic reforms and new governance for the school. At LAUSD, the parents received a “strikingly” different reception than parents received in previous instances of the parent trigger, according to the LA Times‘ Teresa Watanabe. And...
By Hillel Aron | January 18, 2013
Morning Read: Charter School Boom
Parents Demand Charter in LAUSD’s First Parent Trigger Campaign A high-spirited group of nearly 100 parents descended on the Los Angeles Unified district office Thursday and turned in petitions demanding sweeping changes at their failing school in the first use of the controversial parent trigger law in the city. LA Times See also: LA Daily...
By Samantha Oltman | January 18, 2013
Parent Trigger Coming to LAUSD
LA School Report has learned that parents at 24th Street Elementary School, in concert with Parent Revolution, have been gathering signatures for a so-called “parent trigger” petition to revamp the struggling school and plan on delivering it to LAUSD offices this week. Mayor Villaraigosa is a vocal proponent of the parent trigger, along with a...
By Hillel Aron | January 14, 2013