New LAUSD School Year Brings Changes for Students

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Some big changes are expected as the Los Angeles Unified School District prepares for the start of a new school year Tuesday.

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LAUSD begins a new school year Tuesday.

Healthier meals in school cafeterias, iPads in the classrooms, and a greater emphasis on free health services are among the changes that will be implemented this year, officials said.

Tougher high school graduation standards will require incoming freshman to maintain a “C” average. Previously, a “D” average was all that was needed to graduate.

“It’s about changing the culture,” said Bernadette Lucas of the LAUSD Common Core Project.

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