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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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  • Started conversation: Magnet Letters Are Out  April 1, 2014

    If you applied in the fall for a spot in the 2014-15 year at an LAUSD magnet, you can visit the echoices website and find out whether you've... More »

  • Post in: What is the best school district in Baltimore  April 1, 2014

    Hi Jeeminlee, There are some great school districts in the suburbs. For tips on finding the right school, here's a great article: http://ww... More »

  • Post in: permit  April 1, 2014

    Welcome to the parent community! Typically there is an appeal process. If you applied at the school or district level, the appeal might... More »

  • Post in: I don't want my child going to the high school that we are zoned for  March 12, 2014

    Hi. I'm not in GA but we have similar problems here in Los Angeles. In order to get out of the school district here, we need to prove... More »

  • Post in: "common core" "opt out"  March 11, 2014

    Hi privatenyc530, and welcome to the GreatSchools parent community. This is the first that I've heard of a school or district encouraging... More »

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