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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.

October 29, 2013

Los Angeles Leaders Exert Pressure to Keep Superintendent Deasy

John Deasy has reportedly told confidantes that the school board is making it too difficult to pursue his reform agenda for the nation's largest school district.

October 25, 2013

Los Angeles Superintendent Signals His Possible Resignation

The superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district said he would give more information next week, after he receives his evaluation.

September 16, 2013

Academic Chief for LAUSD Resigns; Blames Board Meddling

Jaime Aquino says he can't continue as deputy superintendent in the nation's second largest school system because school board members are micromanaging his efforts.

September 06, 2013

Southern California School Employees Indicted for Textbook Thefts

A book buyer bribed employees to allow him to take books from schools and sometimes sell them back to the district.

August 06, 2013

California Districts Receive Special Waiver From No Child Left Behind

Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.

June 14, 2013

Apple Likely to Snag Big Tech. Contract With L.A. Unified

Los Angeles school board members will vote on the deal being recommended by Superintendent John Deasy next week.

May 22, 2013

Elementary Teacher Is Likely Winner in L.A. School Board Runoff

The candidate backed by a coalition of wealthy education activists that include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was heavily favored to win the runoff for the seat that represents the San Fernando Valley.

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