Magnolia schools remain open but relationship with Accord changes
* UPDATED In ruling last week that two Magnolia schools may remain open after LA Unified had ordered their closure due to financial questions, Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin set a few tough conditions. One is that the parent company, Magnolia Public Schools (MPS), can no longer do business for the two schools with...
By Vanessa Romo | July 31, 2014
Breaking News: Judge allows Magnolia charters to remain open
* UPDATED A California Superior Court judge today ruled that two Magnolia Public Schools (MPS) charters can remain open, blocking LA Unified’s effort to shut them down over financial concerns. The decision by Judge Luis A. Lavin enables Magnolia Science Academy 6 in Palms and Magnolia Science Academy 7 in Van Nuys to welcome students...
By Vanessa Romo | July 25, 2014
JUST IN: Court adjourns with no decision on Magnolia charters
A superior court judge adjourned for the day without ruling whether he would keep open two Magnolia Public Schools (MPS) charters for the start of the school year next month. After hearing arguments from lawyers for LA Unified, which wants to shut them down, and from Magnolia lawyers, arguing to keep them open, Judge Luis...
By Vanessa Romo | July 24, 2014
Magnolia charter troubles having an impact beyond LA Unified
New troubles for the non-profit charter school network, Magnolia Public Schools (MPS), are beginning to raise concerns beyond LA Unified, where the sudden closure of two schools for fiscal mismanagement expanded yesterday into what could be a larger investigation. In a letter outlining a recent fiscal audit that led to the closure of the two...
By Jamie Alter Lynton | July 18, 2014
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JUST IN: LAUSD expands probe into Magnolia charter schools
* Updated LAUSD’s audit of two Magnolia Science Academy charter schools leading to their possible closure has triggered investigations into the financial health of six other schools run by the same non-profit group. “We are looking at the other Magnolia charter schools through the Office of the Inspector General,” Superintendent John Deasy told LA School Report today....
By Vanessa Romo | July 17, 2014