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Ex-Los Angeles Superintendent Discusses District Tension

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Former Los Angeles public schools Superintendent John Deasy said on Friday, a day ...

Los Angeles School District Head Expected To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendant is expected to resign after reaching a departur...

The Two Faces Of Los Angeles' School Superintendent

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Last week’s testimony i...

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

'We're The First In The Country'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones and Brenda Gazzar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

After taking a second, deeper look at Los Angeles Unified's controversial iPad project, school board members reiterated their support Tuesday for the ...

John Deasy To Stay With Los Angeles Schools

| Sarah Amandolare | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. LOS ANGELES -- After days of drama, a truce has been reached and it looks like L.A. school...

QUITTING SO SOON?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

After almost three years as superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district, John Deasy could reportedly leave the Los Angeles Unified S...

LAUSD Scandal Investigation 'Over The Top'?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A review of 40 years' worth of Los Angeles Unified personnel files that cost $400,000 over the past 20 months led to the resignations of two teachers ...

LAUSD Fires A Ton Of Teachers

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified school board has voted to fire 127 educators and accepted the resignations of 110 more since February 2012, when the Miramonte...

How Hard Is This?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified's ambitious iPad project hit another snag Tuesday, as officials conceded that some schools have temporarily stopped using the tabl...

It Only Took Students 7 Days To Hack Their School iPads

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It took just a week for nearly 300 students who got iPads from their Los Angeles high school to figure out how to alter the security se...

Take A Seat

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 11.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid mounting tension between Los Angeles Unified's top administrators and the school board, Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed support Monday for Superint...

How Does the Closing of Crenshaw High School Capture the Essence of 'Reform?'

John Thompson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

Not knowing what they don't know, Deasy et. al demand a complete focus on remediation of students weaknesses in order to improve test scores. They have concentrated completely on the narrow portions of children's brains that bubble-in tests measure.

An Overwhelming Vote Of 'No Confidence'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 06.12.2013 | Los Angeles

LAUSD's teachers union issued an overwhelming vote of no-confidence Thursday in the leadership of Superintendent John Deasy as he finishes his second ...

'It's Beyond Disappointing.. It’s Disgusting, Actually'

2012-08-27-Screenshot20120827at1.59.29PM.png | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. By Hillel Aron Last Friday afternoon in his office high up on the 24th floor of the dist...

How LAUSD Superintendent Smashed The 'Culture Of Silence'

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.06.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superi...

Strive for A's Not D's

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Our schools need to promote higher standards. LAUSD should and can become a leader in the country of a movement to move kids towards true college readiness.

The Highs & Lows Of John Deasy's First Year

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles

Soon after signing on to be the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, John Deasy warned The Huffington Post that he wouldn't put ...

WATCH: John Deasy Calls Out LA Media For 'Levitated Mass' Madness

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Hours before a potentially contentious school board meeting, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy chastised the Los Angeles media for their m...

John Deasy To Teachers: 'Remain Strong For Our Students' (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Unified School District official has sent a video message to all district employees, saying the allegations of lewd ...

How You Get A Piece Of A $4 Million Grant to LAUSD

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.04.2012 | Los Angeles

The Wasserman Foundation has made a $4 million grant to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools, and, as an Angeleno, if you go to Starbuc...