Last week The Eastsider reported that both LA Unified and charter school operator Green Dot were each claiming they had just opened the first new pubic high school in Boyle Heights in 80 years. LA Unified did hold a dedication ceremony in September for the Mendez Learning Center about a month before Green Dot staged a ribbon cutting for the Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School. However, Green Dot said its school had been operating for five years in a temporary site in downtown Los Angeles. How did the schools reconcile the counter claims? Read more in School Yard.
September 25, 2016
“We want you to get out of our neighborhood” — Anti-gentrification demonstrators take to the streets during Boyle Heights art openings
September 21, 2016