Education

Charter Schools Interested in LA Parent-Trigger Efforts

Eight education providers interested in taking over failing elementary school

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At the failing 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams, the site of the first Parent Trigger in the Los Angeles Unified School District, an interesting competition appears to be brewing.

If you remember, parents at 24th Street Elementary dropped a signature petition on L.A. Unified officials on January 17, starting a process in which they may be allowed to institute changes at that chronically low-ranked school as part of the California law called the Parent Trigger.

Now the 24th Street Elementary School Parents' Union and advocacy group Parent Revolution are announcing that they've received eight "letters of interest" from education providers that want to come in and help the parents clean up the mess at that school. Such overwhelming "interest" is a first for a Parent Trigger.