Fate of New City Public School To Be Decided by State Board of Education Vote Next Week

The classrooms at New City Public School in Long Beach lie empty as the sound of children’s voices and teacher’s instructions have given way to the annual exodus of students to Summer Break. But unlike the rest of the schools in the district, whether or not New City’s students return for instruction next year hinges on a decision to be handed down from the California Department of Education next week.

School Board Rejects Sixth Charter School Request

The Board of Education for the Long Beach Unified School District has unanimously denied a sixth request to bestow charter status on the Direct Instruction Entrepreneurial Academy. The decision was made without discussion at the most recent Board of Education meeting on December 2.