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East Palo Alto school gets five more years

Original post made on Nov 15, 2013

A high-performing East Palo Alto charter school prevailed Thursday night when it received permission to continue operating for five more years.

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Posted by mutti
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Stanford Charter school was closed because it was the worst performing school in Ravenswood District. A bunch of smart Stanford people were using the kids as education practice guinea pigs. They didn't really know how to deal well with students who didn't get it the first time.

Aspire EPA charter was started by parents and community members who wanted a good basic education for their kids, and it's worked well. There is a lot of collaboration going on between Ravenswood and Sequoia High School District over this, because there are two campuses -- one is K-5 and one is 6-12. It was weird that the students in grades 6,7,8 were under Ravenswood Charter and those in grades 9-12 were under Sequoia charter. This smooths all the back-end paperwork.

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Posted by Member
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm


Charters couldn't, be worse than 49er academy. The principal , academic VP, and Dr. Lovejjoy all showed no accountability when we enrolled our foster daughter. I didn't, even make it home after enrolling her before they had an employee call and try to talk us out of enrolling her. You might think she was a hard to handle girl. No, but she was way behind. While at the school she was robbed on bus, beaten up ect. (Also used condoms on fields)Principal had her working in office during API so she wouldn,t have to report her score. I insisted she test too. Also, Principal never had her tested for learning problems even though I put it in writing. Dr. Love joy made excuses and advised me after I contacted Nellie Maldonado,s office they would investigate. Guess what the outcome was....I,m still guessing too. I never heard back from them. That was last year. The Maldonado,s