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Palm Lane Charter School Celebrates Its First Christmas

Palm Lane Charter School in Anaheim has marked its first Christmas season since opening its doors in August as an independent public charter school with a Winter Celebration yesterday. Students gave holiday performances by grade at a special assembly. Later each classes had the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with St. Nick – followed by ...

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Palm Lane Charter School: Hundreds of Families, Community Leaders Attend Grand Opening

Hundreds of children, their parents and community leaders turned out for the new Palm Lane Charter School‘s grand opening fiesta on Saturday, August 11: Dr. Sagui Doering, the principal of the new independent charter school, welcomed everyone to the grand opening and ribbon-cutting. It was a day for which a brave group of poor and working class parents had fought ...

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Palm Lane Charter School Grand Opening Fiesta This Saturday, August 11

For the parents and students of Palm Lane Elementary School, it has been a long road since the summer of 2014, when they began collecting signatures for a Parent trigger Law petition to convert the school to charter status. What followed was three years of trench warfare with the public school unions, the district superintendent and the Anaheim Elementary School ...

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Palm Lane Charter Operator Approved By AESD Board of Education

After spending three years and nearly a million dollars opposing a parent-led effort to convert Palm Lane Elementary School into an independent public charter school, the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve the parents selection of New Century Charter Schools as the charter operator. The parents group and their supporter erupted in cheers and applause ...

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Justice Demands The AESD Board Approve The Palm Lane Parents’ Charter Operator Choice

Progressives, like those who dominate the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education, like to consider themselves champions of justice – especially social justice for the poor, working people and immigrants. This evening they will vote on the Palm Lane Elementary parents’ choice of charter operator for their school, and this vote will reveal whether that commitment to justice is ...

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Anaheim Elementary School Board Has Opportunity For Redemption At Palm Lane

[This column by former Lincoln Club President Robert Loewen originally appeared in the OC Register on December 10, 2017] On December 13, the Anaheim Elementary School District can redeem its past behavior by approving New Century as the charter school operator of Palm Lane School. In January, 2015, parents of 332 students at Palm Lane Elementary School submitted signed petitions ...

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Parents’ Choice For Palm Lane Charter School Operator Goes To Anaheim School Board Vote On December 13

The parents behind the successful petition drive to convert Palm Lane Elementary School into an independent public charter school have selected New Century to be their charter school operator. The parents who signed the Parent Trigger Law petition in 2014-2015 selected New Century Charter Schools from the charter operators who had made presentations on their programs. Parent signatories cast their ballots ...

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Jose Moreno Met With GOP Powerbroker, Offered To Use Influence To Broker Palm Lane Charter Deal

Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno recently spearheaded the city council’s adoption of a “Sunshine Ordinance,” which included a partial lobbyist registration requirement. He declared it “seeks to affirm that the business of the people is being done in an open and transparent way.” Apparently, he doesn’t think the business of the people of the Anaheim  Elementary School District needs to ...

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Anaheim Elementary School District Agrees To Comply With Court Ruling On Palm Lane Charter School Conversion

After fighting Palm Lane Elementary School parents in court for more than two years to prevent the school’s conversion to charter status, the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted yesterday to comply with 2015 OC Superior Court ruling ordering them to accept the January 2015 Parent Trigger Law petition and proceed with the charter process. Under the Parent ...

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State Supreme Court Denies Anaheim School District Attempt To Squash Charter Status for Palm Lane School

The Palm Lane Elementary School parents have won another court victory over the Anaheim Elementary School District’s legal battle to stop the school’s conversion to charter status: today the California Supreme Court denied the school district’s petition for review of its appellate court defeat. Former state Senator and school choice reformer Gloria Romero, who has been fighting alongside these parents ...

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