Vouchers and Special Education in Los Angeles

Everyone is talking vouchers. I heard a particularly interesting piece on NPR last week that talked about the struggles of one family in Florida trying to use vouchers to find a private school that would accept their child with special needs. (Spoiler alert: they couldn’t find one). So let me just ask the question: What would vouchers mean […]

Where is LAUSD enrollment shrinking?

LAUSD enrollment is declining. This is not news. But where is that happening? Is it happening all over, or just in certain places?And in what grades? Between in 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, enrollment in traditional LAUSD schools dropped by 9,439 students. Meanwhile, charter school enrollment in LAUSD is growing. In the same time period, charter […]

LAUSD has a lot of Twitter Accounts

Today’s post has nothing to do with data. It is just something I noticed because I am deeply addicted to twitter (and you can follow me at @schooldatanerd) But seriously, LAUSD has so many twitter accounts! Of course, there is the main, @LASchools account. But, by my count, there are at least 20 other twitter accounts. […]