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December 19, 2014

Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."

December 03, 2014

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.

November 21, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Will Pay $139 Million to Victims of Child Abuse Scandal

The award to victims settles about 150 legal claims from former students who had been subjected to lewd acts by 3rd-grade teacher.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Schools Chief Clears Way for Activating 'Parent Trigger' Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

October 22, 2014

KIPP Plans to Double Number of Los Angeles Schools, Students

KIPP, one of the largest national charter school networks, intends to open nine new schools in L.A., and more than double itscurrent enrollment to 10,000 students by 2020.

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.

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