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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.

September 29, 2014

California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.

September 18, 2014

In L.A. iPad Evaluation, Pearson Curriculum Again Comes Under Fire

Evaluators of L.A.'s closely-watched iPad initiative found a continued reliance on whole-class instruction and almost no use of a multimillion-dollar digital curriculum from Pearson.

September 18, 2014

Is Turmoil in Los Angeles Unified Becoming Too Familiar?

Nearly a year after John Deasy reportedly threatened to resign as Los Angeles' superintendent, new rounds of conflict make clear that relationships among those in charge of running the nation's second largest school district are frayed.

September 15, 2014

L.A. School Chief Seeks Board Communications Amid Furor Over iPad Deal

John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.

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