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New programs to prepare L.A. students

October 30, 2008 10:10:50 AM PDT
The L.A. Unified School District is offering two new programs in an effort to better prepare students for life after high school.The school board is teaming up with L.A. colleges to allow students to take at least one college course before high school graduation. The district will even provide the books.

The program is an effort to boost college enrollment and completion rates.

The school board also adopted a new resolution to give students in all grades better access to world languages like Spanish and Mandarin.

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