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October 16, 2014

John Deasy Resigns Top Post in L.A.; Ramon C. Cortines to Be Interim Chief

The hard-charging superintendent is stepping down after an at-times tumultuous run as chief of the nation's second largest school district.

October 16, 2014

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy Reportedly to Step Down

Deasy is credited with raising graduation rates and achievement outcomes for minorities, but in recent months, his leadership has been marred by the fallout of his technology initiatives and low morale among teachers and staff.

October 06, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Posts 'Historic High' Graduation Rate

The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.

October 01, 2014

Los Angeles School Board Reviewing Superintendent Deasy's Performance

The board will decide later this month whether to extend Superintendent John Deasy's contract. Both supporters and detractors think his days at the nation's second-largest school district are numbered.

September 29, 2014

California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.

September 18, 2014

Is Turmoil in Los Angeles Unified Becoming Too Familiar?

Nearly a year after John Deasy reportedly threatened to resign as Los Angeles' superintendent, new rounds of conflict make clear that relationships among those in charge of running the nation's second largest school district are frayed.

August 06, 2014

Los Angeles Superintendent Challenges Leaders to Drive Down Dropout Rate

Superintendent John Deasy issues a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.

December 10, 2013

California Districts Tangle With State Over Counting Low-Income Students

Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.

October 29, 2013

John Deasy to Stay in L.A. After Board Renews Contract

The school board vote ends five days of speculation that the superintendent would resign or be forced to leave.

October 29, 2013

Los Angeles Unified's Leadership: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Since 2000, the district has had four superintendents. Only former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer lasted longer than three years.

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