Parents fear for dual-language Mandarin program if charter joins campus
Angelica Lopez Moyes is amazed that her 1st-grade son can speak Mandarin. But she is concerned that his dual-language immersion program at Castelar Street Elementary School could be jeopardized if a charter is co-located on the campus. Castelar, founded in 1882 and the second-oldest school in Los Angeles, has 570 students and is at about 75 percent...
By Mike Szymanski | April 8, 2016
Mandarin immersion supporters continue grassroots battle
A group of about 170 parents is organizing to keep LA Unified from cutting a Mandarin Immersion program in Mar Vista by raising money and hiring consultants and lobbyists to make their case with members of the board and their staffs. “It’s not over,” parent Jenn Pullen, an organizer of the group, Parents for Progressive Education, told LA School...
By Mike Szymanski | July 8, 2015