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John Deasy

Report: LAUSD Wasting 25% Of Payroll On Pointless Training

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) should stop compensating teachers for completing graduate-level coursework, according to a new report ...

L.A. Schools Boost Class Grades For Good State Test Scores

Los Angeles Times | Howard Blume | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

High schools are offering a new deal at 39 Los Angeles campuses: Students who raise their scores on the state's standardized tests will be rewarded wi...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Against New Evaluation Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education

As different districts and states re-imagine the way teachers should be graded, the country's second largest school system has hit a roadblock. Los ...

Anna Almendrala

How To Improve CA's Schools, According To Eli Broad & Others (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

"Why is it during a period of budget downturn," NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked, "why does education -- you'll forgive the phrase -- take...

Put Our Children First This June

Mónica García | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mónica García

Public education in Los Angeles is teetering on a financial precipice. Our leaders in Sacramento should choose to let voters determine the outcome on the June ballot.

SHUT DOWN: L.A. Board Closing 6 Charter Schools For Cheating

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted on March 1 to close down six charter schools all run by Crescendo Schools, the Los Angeles Times reports. Th...

Hail to the Incoming Superintendent

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Larry Strauss

The new super, John Deasy, calls himself a reformer, which these days means he wants to re-form student test scores into teacher evaluation scores.

Collaboration and Innovation at the LAUSD

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

This morning, I toured one of LA's most innovative campuses with LAUSD's new Superintendent-designate Dr. John Deasy. At Synergy-Quincy Jones Elemen...