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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: LAUSD Open Enrollment Season Now Open May 21, 2013
It is a challenge, hajime2k. The only way a school has open enrollment is if a neighborhood has fewer kids attending than the school is... More »
Post in: School Info May 20, 2013
Hi sam2015, and welcome to the Nashville Community at GreatSchools. You can start here: http://www.greatschools.org/find-schools/ You'll... More »
Post in: Pre School for 3 years old May 20, 2013
Hi bbkr1900, and welcome to GreatSchools Columbus Community. You can start here: http://www.greatschools.org/preschool/ Type in... More »
Post in: FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOLS May 20, 2013
Hi djames, and welcome to the Parent Community at Great Schools. You can start here: http://www.greatschools.org/florida/ and look through... More »
Post in: Augusta, GA Early Learning or Preschool May 20, 2013
Hi RYHSmom, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. You can use the GreatSchools Schools Finder to help you narrow the search. Since... More »