CCSA Calls for LAUSD Transparency on Magnolia Schools
August 29, 2014 Last week, CCSA urged the L.A. Unified School Board to be transparent, and to adhere to a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge's recent ruling prohibiting the Board from taking any action to implement its non-renewals of Magnolia Science Academies (MSA) 6 & 7. The district has failed to share publicly the evidence underlying its findings on those Magnolia schools. We will continue to urge the district to share this information so that parents and the public can have access to the full facts.
CCSA continues to believe that a decision to non-renew the two Magnolia schools should not be taken without revealing the facts underlying the district's findings. MSA 6 & 7 outperform neighborhood schools, provide high-quality options to more than 400 students in Palms and Van Nuys, and boast APIs of 828 and 906, respectively. They both have outperformed resident district schools with comparable demographics in terms of API growth and the percentage of students scoring proficient and advanced on CST, ELA and mathematics.