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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.

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  • Post in: my child was denied for an intra-district permit  April 15, 2015

    Hi, It sounds like you are living within the boundaries of LAUSD. Several years back they made it extremely difficult to permit out. If... More »

  • Post in: College son and F's  February 24, 2015

    Hi. As you've realized, one of the most helpless times for a parent is when children go off to college. It is difficult to want to... More »

  • Post in: SAD vs Magnet  February 24, 2015

    You will know if you got into Balboa before the SAS application period opens. The magnet acceptance letters are typically sent out over Spring Break. If... More »

  • Post in: Gifted or not  February 2, 2015

    If he's in a public school, you can ask that he be observed for testing. They will ask the teacher, but they will also look at his standardized... More »

  • Post in: detention  January 9, 2015

    Schools treat weapon issues seriously. Coupled with 'zero tolerance' policies, what seems like an innocent act can result in suspension... More »

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