LAUSD

The Los Angeles Unified School district is the second-largest in the nation, serving roughly 650,000 students every year. It is also a tough population: many of these students are poor, minority or just learning English.

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A $200 million tab for LAUSD's data system

Many agree that the district's integrated student data system, "MiSiS," is performing better. The question now is whether it can become more useful to schools.