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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: Preschool and 6th grader July 24, 2014
Definitely contact the schools, public and charter, in your area about both your 6th grader and at what age their pre-K programs start. There are... More »
Post in: Should I move my gifted child one grade up? July 23, 2014
Hello, and welcome to the GreatSchools Parent Community. I would be very concerned about moving him from a gifted program to a regular... More »
Post in: First day of school for 2014/2015 July 23, 2014
Hello, Welcome to the GreatSchools Parent Community. GreatSchools is a resource aimed at helping parents find the best school for their... More »
Started conversation: Offices Open 7/28 and Magnet Wait List Responses July 22, 2014
Most LAUSD offices will open next week. In addition, some magnet offices are already going down the wait lists for fall applicants, so check your... More »
Post in: Preschool jitter July 22, 2014
Preschools have different requirements, including potty training and age requirements. Type in your zip code here: http://www.greatschools.org/find-school... More »
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