Any parent who has tried to find the right public school knows the frustrations of the Los Angeles Unified School District: the search for seemingly secret knowledge, the decoding of jargon that might once have been English and the hand-me-down lore from one generation of parents to the next.
With a little luck, a little skill and $24 million, things should soon be getting better.
Pressed by L.A. schools Supt. Michelle King, the Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved an enrollment system that should allow students and families to apply to just about any schools they choose at the same time, through one online application.
The project is central to King’s...