“Parents and communities of color have been left out of the most important discussion (urban education reform) since the civil rights movement,” said Kevin Jenkins VP of Operations for E3.” “Engaging parents in the discussion, leading the process of reform utilizing the input of the stakeholders themselves is the only way to affect effective, systemic and sustainable change in urban education.” (more…)
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On Thursday, January 17, more than 150 parents and children associated with the 24th Street Elementary School in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles delivered a “Parent Trigger” petition to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This is the FIRST time the “Parent Trigger” process has been used in LAUSD, the second largest school district in the nation. This is their story.
Citing poor test grades and decaying public schools does not sway judge in petition for emergent relief
An administrative law judge yesterday ruled against three Camden parents hoping to yank their kids from public schools on the grounds that they were failing to provide a “through and efficient” education. (more…)
The Legal Question for Camden: What Constitutes a Toxic School?
Camden parents ask administrative judge to free their kids from attending the city’s public schools (more…)
THREE CAMDEN PARENTS DENIED IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO CONSTITUTIONALLY ADEQUATE EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN
Early this afternoon attorneys for parents of three Camden public school students who filed a class action complaint with Education Commissioner Cerf, against the Camden Board of Education, seeking the immediate transfer of their children from Camden Public Schools, announced that the application for immediate relief was denied by Judge Edward J. Delanoy, Jr ALJ. (more…)
A spokeswoman for the state Education Department declined to comment. The district’s interim superintendent, Reuben Mills, and the president of the Camden Board of Education, Kathryn Blackshear, did not return telephone calls.
A past effort shows the parents may have a tough time convincing the courts if Cerf’s response is deemed inadequate. (more…)
They say children’s education is suffering, future jeopardized
CAMDEN — The mothers of three students have asked the state Department of Education to find new schools outside the failing district immediately for their children.
Citing DOE studies and the comments of Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, the students’ lawyers assert that Camden schools are among the worst in the nation and students lose time in their academic life as long as they have to attend them. (more…)