State shuts down Eagle Rock charter school; gentrification and the Council District 1 race

Eastside Scene: Jacaranda in bloom, Angeleno Heights | Martin Cox

Morning Report

  • The state board of education voted to shut down Celerity Troika Charter School in Eagle Rock amid concerns about the governance and financial stability of Celerity Educational Group, the company that manages the school. The board also voted to close another of the company’s schools — Celerity Dyad Charter School in South L.A. — for the same reasons. L.A. Times
  • An interview with Jeremiah Axelrod, an Occidental College history professor and founder of the Eagle Rock’s school Institute for the Study of Los Angeles. Glendale News-Press
  • A recap of the First Council District race between incumbent Gil Cedillo and Joe Bray- Ali and how gentrification might have an impact as voters head to the polls next week.  EGP News

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  1. Thanks Martin Cox and Eastsider for gorgeous photo of Jacaranda!

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