South LA charter celebrates community garden’s first harvest
A 400-square foot community garden located on the grounds of a south LA charter school run by Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is celebrating its first harvest with an event tomorrow. The garden, which just opened this school year, is funded by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Citi Foundation. The first City Garden includes...
By Craig Clough | October 24, 2014
KIPP set to expand with 9 new schools in south, east LA
KIPP LA Schools today announced plans to open nine additional campuses, nearly doubling its presence in south and east LA by 2020. The high performing charter schools are part of the Knowledge Is Power Program,which runs 162 campuses, educating 58,000 students nationally. In LA, the organization currently operates 11 schools serving 4,000 elementary and middle school...
By Vanessa Romo | October 22, 2014
ICEF Building Permanent Quarters for View Park Schools in South LA
ICEF Public Schools, a network of K-12 charter schools that focus on sending African American and Latino students from south Los Angeles to leading colleges, is planning to create permanent facilities for its flagship family of schools, View Park elementary, middle and high schools. “Our teachers and staff will have the resources they need and...
By LA School Report | July 25, 2013
Morning Read: Proposition Countdown
How Will You Vote on California’s Propositions? Let’s Start With the Biggies, Props. 30 and 38 The future of California’s education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Daily News Prop. 30 Inspires Voter Registration Drives Aimed at Students Gov. Jerry Brown’s...
By Hillel Aron | October 15, 2012
Morning Read: Resisting Reconstitution
South LA Schools Team Up To Fight Reconstitution The two South LA schools [Dorsey, Crenshaw] joined forces and organized a public meeting tonight to inform Crenshaw parents and students about the district’s effort to reform underachieving schools. KPCC 4 In Alleged Soccer Team Hazing File Claims Against School District Four teenagers who say they were...
By Hillel Aron | October 5, 2012