Los Angeles Unified School District Looking at Making School Choice Easier

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Great news for the much-beleaguered LA Unified School District, their students and parents:

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Michelle King says the district has been working to make it easier for parents to access LAUSD public school choice programs.

LAUSD’s enrollment has been declining for a decade. The district, which enrolls approximately 514,000 students, is projected to lose 13,000 students this year. Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) reports LAUSD’s school choice programs, including charter schools, language immersion schools, magnet programs, and transfer and open-enrollment policies, have been growing in popularity.

“In 2013–14, more than 135,000 students exercised school choice; that’s roughly one out of every four students in the L.A. Unified that year,” SCPR reported.

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