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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.

May 14, 2014

Summer of Learning Program Launched in L.A.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and school superintendent John Deasy officially launched an innovative summer program including digital badges.

December 11, 2013

L.A. School Board Weighs Slowing Ambitious iPad Program

The Los Angeles Board of Education is set to vote on a proposal that would delay elements of the country's largest 1-to-1 student computing initiative.

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.

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 10, 2013

Most CORE Districts Oppose California Plan to Scrap State Tests

District leaders in California object to a measure that would dramatically scale back the number of students who are tested in English/language arts and math next spring.

June 19, 2013

Apple Secures Contract to Bring iPads to Los Angeles District

The Los Angeles Unified School District has awarded a $30 million contract to Apple Inc., as part of a technology project that could ultimately cost $500 million.

November 16, 2012

1-to-1 Computing Movement Suffers Recent Setbacks

Committee members said the $17 million initiative would have taken money away from much-needed construction projects.

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