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Gloria Romero
Anaheim parents fail to convert struggling school to charter

The first effort in Orange County to use a controversial state law to transform a low-performing school into a charter campus has failed, but organizers said Friday they would not give up. At a standing-room-only meeting Thursday, the Anaheim City Board of Education unanimously rejected a petition by parents to convert Palm Lane Elementary into an independent charter, which are publicly funded and usually non-union. Under a 2010 state law known as Parent Trigger, parents at low-performing campuses may petition to overhaul their campuses by changing staff and curriculum, closing the campus or converting to a charter. Parents at the school, located in an overwhelmingly...