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John Deasy

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...

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...

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...

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?

Paid $40,000 By LAUSD To Resign

AP | Posted 04.11.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The decision to pay $40,000 to a former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was the most imm...

Entire Staff At L.A. School To Be Removed During Scandal Probe

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 04.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When students return to the school where two teachers were jailed last week for alleged lewdness, they'll have new teachers in the...

1 HOUR PHOTO: It Was A CVS Photo Employee That Lead To Teacher Arrest

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't a veteran crime detective or a neighborhood watch group or even a suspicious parent who helped put a 61-year-old elementary s...