The elementary school-turned-affiliated charter that became so popular parents fake their addresses
LA Unified has so many different kinds of schools it’s hard to keep them all straight. With such varied terms as affiliated charter, independent charter, magnet school, pilot school, continuation school, option school and others, it can be a challenge to understand what they are, what they offer and how they differ. This is the third...
By Mike Szymanski | July 11, 2016
After mixup, West Valley charters facing anxiety over bills
A bureaucratic mistake at LA Unified has led to a degree of anxiety among affiliated charter schools in the West Valley, which will begin paying for classroom basics they had previously gotten for free from the district. A lack of oversight and confusion among several departments with little experience in understanding how affiliated charter school...
By Vanessa Romo | May 2, 2014