County to vote on fate of 2 high-performing Aspire schools
LA County is set to vote on whether it should heed a decision of the LA Unified School Board to shut down two highly successful charter schools in the district: Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy (AALA). and Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy. The L.A. County Office of Education met yesterday to hear the schools’ appeals...
By Yana Gracile | March 19, 2014
Aspire Charter Schools: Behind the Reversal
Changed votes by two Board members over the approval of two Aspire charter schools at this week’s Board meeting gave the public a glimpse at a much larger debate over whether charter schools based in Los Angeles should be allowed to operate their special education programs through a partnership with a far-off district that costs...
By Hillel Aron | January 18, 2013