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John Deasy

A Seismic Shift In Our Schools: College Prep, Career Readiness, And The Common Core Revolution

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST The world is changing and the American education system hasn’t kept pace. Experts from across the ideological spectrum ag...

Liberating LAUSD's Schools From Budget Cuts and Micromanagement

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 08.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Amid this healthy debate, we want to remind stakeholders to stay true to LAUSD's movement to localize school control and Governor Brown's mandate to invest dollars directly in students, particularly those with the greatest needs.

Harvard Study Weighs In On LAUSD's College-Prep Plan

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 06.09.2013 | Los Angeles

A Harvard study released Monday found that just 16 percent of LAUSD's Class of 2011 passed the classes needed to attend California's public universiti...

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

In Los Angeles, An Expensive School-Reform Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Joy Resmovits

The nation's second-largest school district is at the center of a broader battle over the future over education reform. Since 2010, Superintendent John Deasy has run the district, implementing policies consistent with the national "education reform" movement, which pushes things such as test-based teacher evaluations and charter schools. But if the composition of the school board changes significantly, Deasy could be fired.

Ed Today: Iowa Education Reform Plan, Texas Budget Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Ed Reform Coming To Iowa? Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad is planning a big, $187 million push on education this year, reports KCRG. "We have many good schools with committed educators, but they are stuck in a system designed for the 20th century, not the 21st century. I am ready to invest significant resources into these educational reforms, which truly have the power to dramatically raise achievement," Branstad said. "I do not believe we should spend even one minute discussing additional resources to prop up our current educational structure until we have first agreed on the reforms our children need."

'A Barrier Has Been Broken In Our Culture'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The LAPD will have officers stop daily at Los Angeles Unified's 600 elementary and middle schools -- and any charter or private school that requests a...

Anna Almendrala

LAUSD Doesn't Place At 'Race To The Top' School Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Finalists for the White House's 2012 Race to the Top grant competition were released Monday. To no one's surprise, the Los Angeles Unified School Dist...

'I Don't Understand Why They Can't Say Yes To Free Money'

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Facing an Oct. 30 deadline to file for a $40 million Race to the Top grant, Los Angeles Unified officials are still waiting for the teachers union to ...

'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...

Silicon Valley Nonprofit Launches Full-Scale Assault On Teacher Protection Laws

| John Fensterwald | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. A nonprofit founded by a Sil...

Teachers' Lounge: The Mustachioed Advocate

Teach Plus | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

We should not expect the most vulnerable in our community, those who could most benefit from a proper education, to bear the highest burden in times of economic crisis.

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 ...

Would YOU Pay $300 To Save LA Schools?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a worst-case-scenario budget-balancing plan Tuesday that would close all adult schools and cut hundreds of...

Villaraigosa: Let's Make Firing Teachers Easier

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied Gov. Jerry Brown this week to make it easier for the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire teache...

Los Angeles School District Continues To Languish Under Unending Budget Crisis

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

The future never looked so bleak for California children enrolled in public school. What would John Deasy say, circa 2003?

LAUSD vs. UTLA: District & Teachers Gearing Up For Contract Negotiation

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though contract negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) haven't eve...

Schools Tackle Teen Dating Violence After Tragic Stabbing

Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District is reevaluating teen dating violence prevention in the wake of the tragic death of South East High student Cin...

VIDEO: Could This School Stabbing Have Been Prevented?

Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles

New developments have come to light in the tragic stabbing of Cindi Santana, a 17 year-old student at South East High School in South Gate, California...

Sasha Bronner

Deasy On How Private Funds Will Save Public Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.22.2011 | Los Angeles

Last week, news broke that a privately-run Los Angeles Fund For Public Education was launching when solicitation emails hit the inboxes of most major ...

Sasha Bronner

Why LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Wakes Up At 2:45AM

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LAUSD superintendent Dr. John Deasy does not believe in wasting time. He talks fast, sleeps little–-four hours a night-–and is in the news often f...

The LAUSD's Bold New Hollywood Donors

Posted 11.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Wealthy donors who once viewed the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a bureaucratic "black hole" now have a new way to give to the city's...

The Man Who Will Save Los Angeles

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The second largest city in America has the public education system of a poor, sub-developed third world nation.

LA Teachers Test Pilot Evaluation Program, Receive More Feedback

The Los Angeles Times | Jason Song | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

This is what one of Los Angeles Unified's most ambitious reform efforts looks like: about 30 people gathered in a Gardena school auditorium, watching ...

Los Angeles Charter Schools Cheat Closure

Posted 08.27.2011 | Education

Editors note: Story has been truncated. July 2, 2011 11:38 a.m. Six charter schools involved in a widespread cheating scandal are likely to earn a ...