Magnolia Science Academy is without a doubt a Gulen Managed charter school

The Gulen Movement is fantastic at advertising, PR, and bestwowing fake honors on their students, politicians, local media and academia. The Parents4Magnolia blog is NOT American parents it is members of the Gulen Movement in damage control mode. Magnolia Science Academy, Pacific Technology School and Bay Area Technology is the name of their California schools. They are under several Gulen NGOs: Pacifica Institute, Willow Education, Magnolia Educaiton Foundation, Accord Institute, Bay Area Cultural Connection. Hizmet aka Gulen Movement will shamelessly act like satisifed American parents or students. They will lie, cajole, manipulate, bribe, blackmail, threaten, intimidate to get their way which is to expand the Gulen charter schools. If this doesn't work they play victim and cry "islamophobia". Beware of the Gulen propagandists and Gulen owned media outlets. DISCLAIMER: if you find some videos are disabled this is the work of the Gulen censorship which has filed fake copyright infringement complaints to Utube



Friday, September 23, 2016

Magnolia Science Academy claims to be Top School in USA according to US News and World Report

Visit to Magnolia Science Academy #2 last month
They plaster this false advertising of US News and World Report.
All the Gulen Charter Schools make this claim.  Can they all be the top schools in America?
All the "Gulen inspired" schools claim to be recognized by US News and World Report.  They are nobody but a reporting agency and only 5% of the schools pay to advertise via US News:  A Sampling for your eyes, they lie to you and you eat it up. And you thought Magnolia Science Academy was something special?  (slow clapping) How is the rape investigation going in Carson, CA, 

Horizon Science academy -FBI raided 19 of their schools 

Dove Science Academy-Where a rape happened on campus the Gulenists paid off the victim. They are under a state wide audit overcharging the tax payer on their buildings they own which are not confiscated by the Turkish Government (Turkish People) and families that the Gulenists had killed on 7/15/2016

Sonoran Science Academy 

Harmony Science Academy

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gulenist Matt (Umit) Yapanel removed as Magnolia board president after revealing to LA Times he is GULEN INSPIRED

Days after Umit (Matt) Yapanel admits to the LA times they are"Gulen Inspired"
he steps down and black transgender person is put in as board president.

LONGTIME FINANCE EXECUTIVE SELECTED TO LEAD MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD
Noël Russell-Unterburger, VP of Finance and IT for YWCA of Greater Los Angeles and Magnolia parent, to continue to strengthen organization’s operations
 Los Angeles, CA – Magnolia Public Schools announced today that successful business and financial executive and Magnolia parent Noël Russell-Unterburger was unanimously voted the new chairperson of the board for Magnolia Public Schools, a network of 10 high-performing public charter schools that serves close to 4,000 students throughout Southern California.
Russell-Unterburger’s immediate goals are to ensure that the organization’s operations and existing systems stay strong. An accounting and finance expert, she has worked on developing and strengthening internal controls at different organizations throughout her career. The California State Auditor formally closed in July its exhaustive review of the schools concluding that they are operationally sound and financially responsible with taxpayer funds.
“I have watched Magnolia go from an organization that started out on multiple QuickBooks accounts to one that is now operationally strong and with systems in place to ensure accountability and transparency,” said Russell-Unterburger, who has served on Magnolia’s board since 2012, and has had two children attend its schools. “I’m proud and excited to now serve as board chair of a school network that has such committed teachers, staff and families, and to work with the leadership team to support these amazing schools into our next level of growth and success.”
Magnolia has made significant improvements in fiscal controls, compliance and accountability since longtime education leader Caprice Young was named CEO in January 2015. They hired a widely respected third-party auditor and educational services provider and engaged the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) to provide fiscal oversight. They also put controls and third-party check and balances in place to prove that the organization’s finances and operations are transparent and fiscally sound.
The nine-member Magnolia board mostly includes engineers and finance experts, but Russell-Unterburger will make it a priority to continue to diversify the board. They are actively searching for two new board members to bring in new and different backgrounds, perspectives and expertise.
“Over the past 18 months, Magnolia has strengthened its internal and financial controls, making it a highly accountable operation,” said Young. “Noel’s experience will be a tremendous asset to our organization, helping it strengthen and grow, as we work to meet the growing demand for our program.”
Russell-Unterburger brings 18 years of financial management, leadership and advisory experience to the board. Before taking on the role of Vice President of Finance and IT at the YWCA Greater Los Angeles in 2013, she served for eight years as CFO for People in Progress, Inc., one of the city’s leading providers of substance-abuse treatment plans.
“I strongly believe in the importance of having people with different skillsets to not only lead, but be a part of our board,” said former board Chairman Umit Yapanel, who as a board member will continue to support the search for two new board members. “As an organization, we have to evolve in order to be able to grow and meet the needs of communities looking for high quality public schools.”
In April, U.S. News & World Report recognized Magnolia’s schools for the fifth year in a row as being among the best in the nation. Magnolia Science Academy 2 in Van Nuys was the top-ranked charter high school in Los Angeles Unified, and along with Magnolia Science Academy Reseda, was named in the top 100 high schools in California. Both high schools are in the top three percent of all U.S. high schools.
An outside analysis recently revealed that Magnolia Science Academy (MSA) Reseda was 14th among all Los Angeles high schools for its UC acceptance rate—with 29.82 percent of its seniors being accepted to UC schools.
About Magnolia Public Schools
Magnolia Public Schools was founded in 2002 to graduate students who are scientific thinkers that contribute to the global community as socially responsible and educated members of society. Magnolia currently operates 10 public charter schools across California. Magnolia’s educational approach is based on the conviction that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is essential in improving our modern society’s knowledge base and adaptability to the fast pace of ever-changing technological advancements. Visit www.magnoliapublicschools.org.
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Magnolia Science Academy and Harmony Science Academy share ISP "The Planet" out of Houston, TX

http://www.thegetrank.net/site/vannuys.magnoliascience.org


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Magnolia Science Academy is "Gulen Inspired" aka Part of Gulen Movement


   INSPIRED BY .....

 The  leader of a group of charter schools has made an admission about his connection to a Turkish imam that is bound to cause controversy but that he hopes ultimately will remove a dark cloud over his schools.
Umit Yapanel, president of the board of directors of Magnolia Public Schools, told The Times in an interview that he is a believer in the teachings of Fethullah Gülen, the popular Muslim cleric whom the Turkish government accuses of fomenting a failed coup attempt in July. 
Yapanel likened Gülen’s moderate Islam to the teachings of Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic. 
“He inspired me to serve, and those values are the same universally accepted values: women’s rights, free speech, the right to education, service to others,” he said WHAT'S THIS?
The alleged connection of publicly funded charter schools to Gülen is one of the strangest side stories to emerge from the unrest in Turkey. Gülen, he said, is “the Islamic scholar of his time who interpreted the religion in a way to embrace anyone…. I’m proud of that heritage.”
After the one-day coup attempt fell apart, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blamed the rebellion on Gülen, 75, who is living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Erdoğan demanded Gülen’s extradition and began a sweeping purge of alleged Gülen supporters inside and outside government. 
But even before the coup attempt, an attorney hired by the Turkish government — and some other critics — were asserting that charters in numerous states, including the 10 run by Magnolia Public Schools, had improper ties to Gülen.
The most extreme allegations are that the well over 100 charter schools managed by first- or second-generation Turkish immigrants are controlled by Gülen or his close followers, who funnel U.S. taxpayer funds to the Gülen movement.
Charters are independently managed public schools that are exempt from some rules that govern traditional campuses.
“This is much deeper and darker than people familiar with the charter-school debate understand,” said attorney Robert Amsterdam, whose firm, according to federal filings, is being paid $50,000 a month by the Turkish government.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-magnolia-charter-ties-to-gulen-20160829-snap-story.html
Matt (Umit) Yapanel

State and federal investigations have yet to proclaim any direct links between the schools and Gülen. Nor have they talked about taxpayer funds being secreted abroad. Past investigations, however, have turned up issues in contractingmanagement and hiring practices at schools with Turkish leadership. 
One area of concern has been the reliance on a network of Turkish contractors to provide services to these schools, which is not illegal if the bidding for work is fair and the money is spent properly. 
A former Magnolia chief executive helped found Accord and later served as Accord’s CEO after his work at Magnolia. While he was at Magnolia, Accord secured a $700,000 contract for work with the charter, the state auditor reported in 2015. 
Yapanel, Magnolia’s board president, acknowledged that he had a part-time job with Accord when he was board president of another charter in Colorado.
State and local auditors looking at Magnolia also unearthed a long list of poor financial practices. Citing these issues, L.A. Unified moved to shut down two Magnolia schools, which Magnolia thwarted by suing and then agreeing to improve management practices. The school cut ties with Accord. 


Magnolia also turned over its chief executive position to Caprice Young, a former L.A. school board member who later headed the California Charter Schools Assn. Even some critics concede that Young has improved Magnolia’s business practices.
The state auditor was largely satisfied with Magnolia’s progress, although L.A. Unified has not yet closed its investigation and the state Education Department has opened another. 
Yapanel, 39, who lives in Sunnyvale in the Bay Area, came to the United States to earn his doctorate at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a student, he was part of a small team that founded Lotus School for Excellence in Aurora, Colo., and he served as its board president for five years. His interest in education, he said, was in part a reaction to the rigid Turkish schooling model.
“Education can be limiting when you tell students there is one way to do things,” Yapanel said.
His primary employment has been as an engineer, most recently in the cellphone industry. He became involved with Magnolia, which opened its first school in 2002, as it was starting a school in Santa Clara. In 2012, the school’s leadership asked him to be board president. The current schools, which enroll 3,800 students, all are in Southern California.
The schools celebrate Turkish culture and some offer Turkish language instruction — but they do no proselytizing, officials said. 
The schools have always garnered strong scores on state standardized tests. 
Still, Magnolia’s operations — including any Gülen role  —  have merited scrutiny, said L.A. school board President Steve Zimmer.
“The question is how did that influence the practices and potentially the pedagogy of the people running these schools and the business practices of the organization,” he said.


Do your research on the radical speeches from Gulen and learn more about the terrorist FETO
That inspires Umit (Matt) Yapanel.
Also research our blogs about Matt he is a liar, he would die for Gulen.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gulen Schools worldwide all related and part of Gulen Crime Syndicate


segment from documentary "Killing Ed"  http://www.killinged.com

Magnolia Science Academy are now sharing offices with CCSA (California Charter School Association)  Remember Magnolia's current CEO Caprice Young was the founding CEO of CCSA

250 E. First St.,   Los Angeles, CA