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Dual language program boosts LAUSD admissions




LAUSD is the nation’s second largest school district with huge numbers of English language learners.
LAUSD is the nation’s second largest school district with huge numbers of English language learners.
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For years, many middle and upper middle-class parents have balked at sending their children to Los Angeles Unified schools, choosing to enroll them in private and charter schools outside the district.
Now a nascent dual-language program has convinced some parents to send their kids back to the neighborhood school. District administrators voted yesterday to protect hundreds of dual-language teachers from layoffs. Administrators are hoping the trickle of returning students will develop into a stream. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has the story.