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Adelanto California

Words Beyond Walls: Free the Adelanto 4

Christina Fialho | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

Four men at the 1300-bed Adelanto Immigration Detention Center in California launched the Free the People Campaign today, calling for their release and an end to the inhumane practice of immigration detention.

GEO Group Whistleblower Exposes First Amendment Violations, Lack of Officer Training, and Poor Conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center

Christina Fialho | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

A former employee of GEO Group - a corporation that operates the Adelanto Detention Center - claims First Amendment violations, lack of proper training for GEO Group staff, extreme work hours, employee intimidation, and overuse of solitary confinement.

Adelanto: Unlimited Prison Possibilities

Christina Fialho | Posted 10.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Fialho

The City of Adelanto, California, greets visitors with a sign, proclaiming it to be a city of "unlimited possibilities." However, when you drive through this small town in the Mojave Desert, it is clear the city is known for only one possibility: incarceration.

Parents Choose New Charter Operator In First Ever 'Parent Trigger'

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A small group of parents in Adelanto, Calif., became the first in the n...

First 'Parent Trigger' Moves To A Crucial Vote After Court Ruling

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. About nine months ago, at a small park playground a few hundred feet from their children's...

No Hollywood Ending For Struggling Real-Life 'Won't Back Down' School

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Doreen Diaz left the red carpet movie premiere of “Won’t Back Down” in New York City...

Parent Trigger Laws: What Leading Thinkers Have To Say

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Parents in Adelanto, Calif., scored a victory for advocates of the "par...

Big Win For Parents In California: Failing School Takeover Approved

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have parents drive school reform received a substantial boost with a court ordering a San Bernardino County school d...

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

11-Year-Old Student Punches Teacher, Breaks Her Nose

AP | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

ADELANTO, Calif. — An 11-year-old California boy at an alternative school for at-risk students is accused of punching his fifth-grade teacher in...

Mom Accused Of Duct-Taping Daughter's Boyfriend

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ADELANTO, Calif. — Authorities arrested a woman for allegedly trying to kidnap her daughter's boyfriend and haul him away to Northern California...