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Morning Read: Charter schools may become part of district’s unified enrollment system

LA School Report | July 28, 2016

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How the relationship between LA Unified and charter schools is ‘like a middle school dance’

There are about 10 types of public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, many with their own admissions processes and schedules. To address that problem, the school district has discussed creating a “unified enrollment system,” a one-stop-shopping experience for choosing between district schools. Initially, the plan only included district schools and not independent charters — the publicly funded but privately run alternatives that are often accused of draining money and enrollment from LA Unified. But as the district tries — in the words of its superintendent Michelle King — to “change the narrative” about the rivalry, that might change. By Sonali Kohli, LA Times

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