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LAUSD votes against delay of district-wide early start

The approval of an early start to the 2012-2013 school year is implemented for all LAUSD students

October 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
All students in the Los Angeles Unified School Distirct will have to hit the books a little sooner next school year.

The Board of Education voted against a resolution to postpone the early start calendar district-wide.

That means for the 2012-2013 school year, classes at all LAUSD schools will begin August 14.

People in favor of the early start say it leads to improvements in test scores and gives students a jump on preparing for college. Opponents say research is mixed and that the early start will cost too much money.