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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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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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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 Needs A Transparency Transfusion

Increasing transparency has been a watchword for good government for the last several years. Apparently, no one at the Anaheim Elementary School District has gotten the memo. A basic element of local government transparency is making it simple and easy for the citizenry to witness their elected officials conducting the public’s business. Thanks to modern technology, there is no technical ...

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Palm Lane Charter Battle: Anaheim School District Administrators Crash Private Meeting of Pro-Charter Parents

You’re one of the parents supporting efforts to convert Palm Lane Elementary, where your kids go to school, into an independent public charter school using the Parent Trigger Law. The Anaheim Elementary School District leadership has done everything in its power – including sandbagging the charter petition process and spending almost a million dollars suing the pro-charter parents group – ...

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Predictable: Politicized Anaheim School Board Will Keep Suing Palm Lane Parents To Stop Charter Conversion

The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education voted Wednesday to continue suing the Palm Lane Elementary School parents group seeking to convert it into an independent public charter school by appealing its appellate court defeat to the California Supreme Court. In doing so, the AESD Board voted to elevate power and control over the law and the rights of ...

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UPDATED: Anaheim Elementary School District Votes Today On Whether To Keep Fighting Palm Lane Charter School

[UPDATED with outcome of yesterday’s AESD Board meeting at end of article]  The Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education is holding a special closed session today at 3:30 p.m. The sole topic is its two-year old litigation against the group of Palm Lane Elementary School parents fighting to convert it to an independent public charter school under the Parent ...

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How The Anaheim Elementary School District Sabotaged The Palm Lane Parents

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Last week, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Palm Lane Elementary School parents in the Anaheim Elementary School District’s lawsuit against their charter school petition. The AESD, in conjunction with the public school unions, has been fighting these parents throughout this process, which is going on three years. One of the most ...

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UPDATED: Palm Lane Parents Prevail Over Anaheim Elementary School District In Charter School Battle

The California Court of Appeals issued a ruling today upholding a trial court ruling in favor of  group of poor and working class parents using the state Parent Trigger Law to convert Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim into an independent public charter school. The ruling presumably ends a three-year battle the parents had waged in the teeth of intense ...

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