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LAUSD's troubled data system: One student's story




12th grader Jason Magaña and his parents are challenging class assignments that would have kept him from graduating and would have hurt his college prospects.
12th grader Jason Magaña and his parents are challenging class assignments that would have kept him from graduating and would have hurt his college prospects.
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Earlier this year the Los Angeles public school system debuted a new electronic records system.

It was meant to help school officials track each students grades and attendance and make it easier for them to ensure that all students met their requirements to graduate and go to college.

But, things broke down pretty quickly - the system overloaded the districts servers leaving teachers unable to enter grades and attendance.

It was a $130,000 technical disaster that is now having an effect on students.

Southern California Public Radio’s Adolfo Guzman-Lopez brings the story of one student that KPCC will follow through the school year. He's been fighting to get his class schedule back on track. 



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