ICEF charter kids greeted by protesters on first day of school
* UPDATED One day before LA Unified’s traditional schools opened, students at ICEF Vista Elementary Academy, a charter in Del Rey, began their classes, greeted yesterday by teachers and administrators — and about a dozen protesters who told them they were not wanted and should go somewhere else. It was also the first day ICEF had moved...
By Craig Clough | August 18, 2015
Another co-location fight on the horizon and guess where: Stoner ES
Just when you thought it was safe to hang around Stoner Avenue Elementary in Mar Vista, another fight is in the works. A pre-emptive protest is scheduled for next week to ward off another potential co-locator. ICEF Vista Academy Middle School, a charter that’s currently located at a church facility a few blocks away from...
By Vanessa Romo | March 5, 2015
Zimmer: LAUSD ‘culture war’ over co-locations on the west side
* UPDATED As lawyers figure out where Citizens of the World Mar Vista decides will call home in the 2014-2015 school year, LA Unified board member Steve Zimmer says the charter is likely to encounter the same friction it endured as a co-located school this year at Stoner Elementary if it remains on LA’s west...
By Vanessa Romo | May 30, 2014
Stoner parents win, LAUSD removes co-located charter
* UPDATED Parents of students at Stoner Elementary School, who have been fighting to get the co-located Citizens of the World Charter School Mar Vista (CWC) off their campus, have succeeded in their quest. A letter from LA Unified has informed them the charter “will not be co-locating” on the campus next year, a decision...
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Mar Vista charter school meets with neighbors to ease tensions
They came. They ate. They talked. And they came up with a few ideas they say might work. Four people from Citizens of the World Charter School (CWC) and four of its neighbors shared a meal at the school last night and discussed the traffic and parking problems that have angered local residents, causing friction...
By Michael Janofsky | May 16, 2014
Protests, threats, violence driving wedge through a co-location
* UPDATED Citizens of the World Charter School (CWC), a K-2 LA Unified school of 160 students in Mar Vista, is inviting neighbors over for dinner tonight. It’s a gesture intended to show that CWC is a better neighbor than some in the area apparently think. The offer to break bread comes at an unpleasant...
By Michael Janofsky | May 15, 2014