Advantages of public school

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Advantages of public school

What are some of the advantages of public school over private school? For one, the obvious advantage is that the public school is located in your neighborhood. This means that your children will meet other children in the neighborhood, that's where their friends will com from, that's where your community will come from, and that does lend something to your quality of life. If you're not getting in the car to drive your child to school or if you are, you're driving for five minutes and not for 45 minutes. The other advantage would be if your child needs any kind of additional services, a public school is mandated to provide them. So whether that is for gifted children who need different levels of instruction, or for children who are struggling in any way at all, the school is bound by law to provide additional services to your child. So there are a couple of advantages to public school.

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Originally from New York, Sandy Eiges holds a master's degree in Social Work, and has worked in and around education her entire professional career. She has served as executive director for Save the Children's field office in Jerusalem, where she created and published a cultural diversity curriculum for grades 5-9. This curriculum was subsequently adopted by the Israel Ministry of Education. She also served on the executive board of UNICEF in Israel and created and ran after-school programs for latch-key children. She was, at one time, a charter school developer for a start-up Reggio-inspired K-8 school. Sandy was also the charter school developer for YouthBuild Charter School of California, a high school diploma program for out of school/out of work youth, located in Watts, East Los Angeles and El Monte; for which she also served as interim principal. She has a child who attended a Reggio-inspired preschool and who now attends a project-based elementary school. Inspired by her own quest for the right schools for her daughter, and her extensive research into schools in Los Angeles, Sandy started L.A. School Scout LLC. For the past six years she has helped families looking for the right fit in preschools, elementary schools, middle and high schools for their children.

When she’s not helping families find the school that’s right for them, she’s enjoying time at home with her relentlessly curious and brilliantly creative daughter, who is a constant inspiration for the hopes, dreams and ideas that drive her life. LA School Scout helps families make informed and thoughtful choices about the schools that will best suit them. Our mission is to promote, encourage and applaud children's enthusiasm for school and learning; take the mystery and anxiety out of the school finding process for parents; and provide families with comprehensive information on all of their educational choices.

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