New charter leadership credited for Los Angeles school turnaround

12/1/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

New leadership is being credited for improvements in Locke High School, which went from being part of the Los Angeles school district to being run by a charter school operator. The 1,800 students enrolled there wear uniforms and the school is divided into smaller academies -- many based on students' academic needs. Officials say that attendance is up, students and teachers are more engaged and school violence is down.

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