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Updates: How L.A. fared on the first day of school

Classes started this morning for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school system.

With school back in session, the district faced many questions: What will Supt. Michelle King do during her first school year? Will the district be able to recoup enrollment as charter schools grow? Are lunches tasting better? Will students get their schedules on time? Will the district's graduation rate continue to go up?

Our reporters took you behind the scenes at the district's newest schools, including a magnet school for firefighters. We checked in with officials, including King and Mayor Eric Garcetti, who wanted to show off the district's best features on the first day. Throughout the school year, we plan to keep an eye on what's working and what isn't.

You can participate in our coverage year-round by talking to us on Facebook and Twitter, and sending us tips at EDU@LATimes.com. What do you want to know about your school district? How can we help you?

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