Anaheim City School District

Ryan Ruelas & Anaheim Teachers Union Picket Award-Winning Charter School

Last month, unionized teachers at The Accelerated Schools (TAS) went on a nearly two week strike against The Accelerated Schools – an award-winning charter school in South Central LA. Picketing with them were officers of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association (ASTA) – the Anaheim Union High School District teachers union: Among the ASTA leaders picketing with the strikers was Ryan ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11: Anaheim’s Economic Wrecking Ball

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is the single biggest show that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. This year, 115,000 people will attend the show next week (January 24-27), which has a hugely positive economic impact on Anaheim’s economy – estimated at $100 million for this year’s show. NAMM has held in Anaheim for decades, and is ...

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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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Anaheim Elementary Schools Superintendent To Become Vista Schools Chief

Anaheim Elementary School District Superintendent Linda Kimble (formerly Wagner) is leaving to become superintendent of the Vista Unified School District in north San Diego County. Vista Unified announced on November 8 that Kimble “had been named superintendent” of the district, which has 29 schools serving 22,000 students. The announcement stated the VUSD Board of Education was “expected to approve the appointment ...

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