Record number of charter schools, all outperforming district schools, are recommended for denial this week
*UPDATED A record number of charter schools, all outperforming nearby district schools, have been recommended for denial by LA Unified staff when their petitions come before Tuesday’s school board meeting. More than 15,000 students could be affected by board decisions involving charter schools that are up for renewal or revision. Seven schools that have 6,730 students...
By Mike Szymanski | October 17, 2016
Westside charter school finally finds a new home, or two
The long, bitter saga of a westside charter’s move to a new home after an unpleasant year at Stoner Elementary School has finally ended. Officials representing Citizens of the World Mar Vista said yesterday they have accepted an offer from LA Unified to relocate on the campuses of two Westchester elementary schools about 1.4 miles...
By Vanessa Romo | June 13, 2014
CWC charter tells LAUSD it wants to stay at Stoner Elementary
Citizens of the World Mar Vista (CWC) wants to remain a citizen at Stoner Avenue Elementary School in Del Rey next year despite months of bitter fighting between parents of students at the two schools. In a letter sent to LA Unified officials today, CWC denies it missed the district’s deadline to respond to the...
By Vanessa Romo | May 29, 2014
By missing deadline, CWC charter sent looking for new home
While officials of Citizens of the World Mar Vista said last week they were blindsided to learn they would not be returning to their shared campus at Stoner Avenue Elementary, LA Unified said today CWC was notified nearly a month earlier that it could remain at the site if the school wanted to stay. It...
By Vanessa Romo | May 27, 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