An article in today's L.A. Schools Report profiles Downey Unified School District and its 96 percent graduation rate. Here's how the story begins:
"Downey Unified School District looks much like others in the Los Angeles area, including LA Unified. It serves thousands of students, the majority of them poor and Latino. But its 96 percent graduation rate and other achievements have won it both recognition and the highest honor — replication."
Read the full article here.