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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: Community Magnet School (getting in) December 5, 2014
It's not as simple as the school's ethnicity. Contact the magnet coordinator and ask which ratio they utilize. It will be either 60-40... More »
Post in: Thomas Starr King MS vs Walter Reed October 13, 2014
Can't speak to King, but we toured Walter Reed. It was small, and they are going through a bit of turmoil. A former 7 period day which... More »
Post in: Struggling in Torrance to get admission in nearest school September 4, 2014
Hi. I'd definitely suggest a call to the school district offices rather than to either school at this point. Schools do fill... More »
Post in: Middle School recommendations for a gifted child? August 16, 2014
The IHP at Walter Reed pretty much requires a highly gifted designation and perfect grades and test scores. With only 60 slots for hundreds of... More »
Post in: Is there a way I can transfer my daughter to a school out of out district? August 16, 2014
Every school district is different, so you have nothing to lose by asking. Be aware, that some districts allow such transfers but charge a 'tax'... More »
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