Schoolhouse Beat

Parent trigger law leads to overhaul of 3 California schools

When classes resume in Southern California in the coming weeks, three public schools will be the first in the nation to reopen under new management spurred by an education law dubbed the “parent trigger.” Time magazine reports that 24th Street Elementary and Weigand Elementary in Los Angeles, and Desert Trails Preparatory Academy in Adelanto were forced to undergo overhauls under provisions of a law allows a majority of parents at an underperforming school to force major changes ranging from replacing the principal and half the staff to ceding control to a charter operator.

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