The Madeleine Brand Show for June 15, 2011

Dual language program boosts LAUSD admissions

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LAUSD is the nation’s second largest school district with huge numbers of English language learners.

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.

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