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March 04, 2015

Incumbents Falter in L.A. School Board Races

Even more than we expected, incumbents in Los Angeles school board races failed to capture majorities. Three are headed toward runoffs. Charter supporters are ascendant as big money pours in.

January 13, 2015

Former Los Angeles Leader Joins Broad Center as Superintendent-in-Residence

John Deasy will serve as a consultant to graduates of the Broad Foundation's school leadership programs who are working in urban districts.

December 05, 2014

LAUSD iPad Scandal Breeds Costly Distrust

The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.

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.

November 05, 2014

L.A. School Technology Chief Resigns

Ronald Chandler stepped down last week amid ongoing troubles surrounding the LAUSD's student information system and 1-to-1 computing initiative.

October 19, 2014

'Crenshaw' Offers a Cautionary Tale

A new documentary short film, "Crenshaw," shows how top-down reform policies such as school reconstitution can do more harm than good for students and the community.

October 17, 2014

Cortines Flunks Retirement, Returns to LAUSD for Third Time

Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.

October 16, 2014

L.A. iPad Investigation Report to Remain Confidential; Superintendent Resigns

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against releasing an inspector general's report on a controversial technology program days before the district's superintendent stepped down.

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.

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