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With a college senior and a fifth grader, I've been in the trenches of Los Angeles Unified for a lot longer than I ever planned to be. We've tried virtually every type: open enrollment, magnet, local school. I am adamantly against school uniforms, pro public schools, and frustrated with the bureaucracy that is LAUSD. Previously, I answered questions on the LA Times Education blog, School Me!, now I just help people navigate the magnet system and show families how they can make educated choices on a few different websites for their children's schools without spending $25,000 per year. I write the school newsletter, and it's a family affair, since my husband handles the website. My son is living proof that with a little work, public schools can cater to your child's individual needs.
Post in: is there any school? March 2, 2014
Hi! The best place to get this type of information is either the school district website or your local news. Every district handles weather... More »
Post in: Navigating LAUSD for Kindergarten enrollment. March 2, 2014
Welcome to the GreatSchools Parent Community. By now I'm hoping you've found the Los Angeles community http://www.greatschools.org/california/los... More »
Post in: Gifted Magnet vs SAS February 26, 2014
Hi, Did you apply to the magnet in the fall using the CHOICES website or brochure? The letter that LAUSD sends out in February... More »
Post in: Consider Center Base vs Home Base child care February 18, 2014
We didn't use a preschool, but I know people who used both over the years. A larger child care/preschool facility has fewer days off... More »
Post in: doing volunteering in middle school February 15, 2014
First off, by typing volunteer New York City and see what comes up. Check with any non profit--animal rescues, food banks, or soup kitchens.... More »
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