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April 18, 2011

Los Angeles Welcomes New Superintendent

Deasy is working on an performance management plan for the district that aims for a higher graduation rate and improved math scores for middle school students, among other improvements.

March 10, 2011

Publicity Misstep Costs Pearson Chance For L.A. Textbook Bid

The publishing company says that a press release that indicated it was the winner of the textbook competition that was still underway was a misunderstanding.

January 11, 2011

Los Angeles Skips Search, Names New Leader

John Deasy, a former superintendent and executive with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named to be the district's next leader.

April 13, 2010

Districts Considering Shorter School Year

Budget cuts are leading school districts to consider shorter years and shorter school weeks.

March 04, 2010

L.A. Schools Give Pink Slips to 5,200 Staffers

The Los Angeles school district has given layoff notices to more than 5,000 employees as it seeks to close a budget deficit of more than $600 million.

February 25, 2010

L.A. to Give Teachers Chance to Manage Schools

The Los Angeles Unified School District approved a plan this week that will turn over management of 30 schools to groups primarily comprised of nonprofits and teachers.

February 18, 2010

Groups Sign Reform Compact for L.A. Schools

Modeled after the Boston Compact, the agreement is aimed at preparing students for success in college.

December 22, 2009

L.A. Union Sues Over School-Management Policy

A resolution passed by the Los Angeles school board in August will allow outside groups such as charter schools to take over the management of 30 new and existing schools starting next school year.

December 18, 2009

L.A. Schools Chief: Weed Out Weak Teachers

A Los Angeles Times story prompts Ramon C. Cortines to urge principals to get rid of bad teachers before their jobs become permanent through tenure.

November 24, 2009

Lots of Bidders Line Up to Operate Schools in L.A. Unified

Charter school operators, UTLA, and a neighboring school district are among prospective managers for some of the city's most troubled schools.

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