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John Deasy

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...

Federal Probe: LA Schools Failed To Provide Equal Education For Minority Students

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal edu...

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 | 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 | 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 ...

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 | 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) | 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...

A 'Robin Hood' For Los Angeles Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The incoming superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday he is forming a new foundation to at...

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...