Correction on PUC iPrep

I do not like to be wrong, but sometimes I am. In an earlier post about PUC iPrep, a Mandarin and Spanish language immersion school opening in Eagle Rock this fall, I noted that their website and Facebook pages lacked Mandarin or Spanish outreach. There was no translation of the webpage or any of their […]

Charter Schools also have higher ACT Participation Rates. Mostly because of Alliance.

The SAT isn’t the only game in town. As most people know, students can also take the ACT to fulfill their examination requirement for college applications. While 57.4% of students in LAUSD and LAUSD charters take the SAT, only 27% take the ACT. But just like the SAT, the ACT participation rate is higher in charter […]

Celerity’s New Schools are Just Their Shuttered Schools with New Names

* This is the longest post I have ever written. Forgive me. Here is a Too-Long-Didn’t-Read Summary: Two Celerity Charter Schools will be closed on June 30. Their charters were not renewed by LAUSD and the State Board rejected their appeal. But in their place, in the same locations, with their same principals, and most of the […]

LAUSD Will Consider 3 New Charter Petitions Next Week

Next week, the LAUSD board will take action on three proposed charter schools that would open in the 2018-2019 school year. One of the three charters is an alternative high school, a topic on which I have absolutely no expertise. The other two are supported by a program called Building Excellent Schools. BES says it “trains high-capacity individuals to […]