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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: Supplemental education: Do You Kumon? Would you recommend it? June 15, 2013
Hi djames, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. Here's an article that might give you some insight: http://www.greatschools.org/students/home... More »
Post in: Age Issue!! Repeat K or go to first grade? June 15, 2013
Hi grisel and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. My heart goes out to you and your daughter. Age cut offs are just that--arbitrary.... More »
Post in: Moving to denver and its surrounding June 15, 2013
Hi faaden, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community. You can use the GreatSchools School Finder to help you find the right school.... More »
Post in: my son will b 3 in oct June 12, 2013
Hi johnson1991, and welcome to the GreatSchools preschool community. My suggestion is going to be to contact the Head Start organization... More »
Post in: Moving soon June 9, 2013
Hi Kdhenry and welcome to the GreatSchools St. Louis Community. Here's a great article to get you started: http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/m... More »