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№1 Arts High School Seeking More Diverse Students

Are the best schools in the country more or less diverse?

If you had to guess what city has the №1 Arts high school in the U.S., what would you say? If you guessed Los Angeles, you would be correct. Not exactly a surprise, given its location.

If you had to guess whether that Arts high school was more or less diverse than the average High School in Los Angeles, what would you say? If you guessed it is more diverse, you would be wrong. Actually, it is 50% less diverse.

Below is an excerpt from an article about the efforts of this high school to help ensure a more diverse student body.

LACHSA has been ranked as the №1 arts high school in the country, but they worry that not everyone is getting a fair shot at applying to this tuition-free public school. That’s because, according to a task force report commissioned by the school, only 20% of LACHSA students are considered socio-economically disadvantaged, compared to 70% of L.A. County’s student population.

For more details, read the full article here.

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Keynote speaker on Leadership and Executive Presence, with a heart for promoting diversity

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