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  • Don't give Supt. Deasy credit he doesn't deserve

    To the editor: Jim Newton commends Supt. John Deasy for the reduction in suspensions over the last two years in the Los Angeles Unified School District, that success being cited as a reason for his retention. ("Deasy's impatience threatens to overshadow...
  • John Deasy's future

     John Deasy's future
    It would be a great loss to the students of Los Angeles Unified School District if Supt. John Deasy left his job or were fired, especially if the enormous and welcome sense of urgency he brings to education left with him. Deasy's leadership over the...
  • Teachers have harsh words for LAUSD Supt. Deasy

    Teachers have harsh words for LAUSD Supt. Deasy
    It's been a rough week for John Deasy on The Times' letters page — and he shouldn't expect the vitriol to let up any time soon, judging by the relentlessness and tone of the attacks. Since Jim Newton's column on Sunday and subsequent articles on...
  • L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate

    L.A. Unified reports big rise in its graduation rate
    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday reported a huge rise in its graduation rate, but left out the students most at risk of not making it to commencement ceremonies. The district's graduation rate of 77% for the 2013-14 school year was 12...
  • A success story for student and L.A. Unified

    A success story for student and L.A. Unified
    The subject line on the email was enough to pique my interest: Interesting and surprising positive story about what LAUSD can do for a child if it wants to... The Los Angeles Unified School District typically makes headlines for its screw-ups: child...
  • Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says

     Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says
    It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....
  • L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy's future

    L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy's future
    The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively scheduled a special closed-door session for Tuesday, during which the future of Supt. John Deasy is likely to be discussed. The 4 p.m. meeting was not entirely a surprise because the possibility of...
  • Crenshaw principal says teachers' dismissals not tied to union activity

    Crenshaw principal says teachers' dismissals not tied to union activity
    The principal of Crenshaw High School testified in a hearing Thursday that 12 former teachers who allege they were targeted and removed because of their union activism were let go from the campus for a variety of other reasons, including subpar...
  • L.A. Unified oversight panel rejects $42 million for computers

    L.A. Unified oversight panel rejects $42 million for computers
    The Los Angeles school district's bond oversight panel rejected a move Thursday by officials to spend an additional $42 million on new computers, including purchases under a controversial — and recently suspended — technology contract. The...
  • Deasy's impatience threatens to overshadow LAUSD achievements

    Deasy's impatience threatens to overshadow LAUSD achievements
    There's a storm cloud gathering over Los Angeles politics these days, and the man at its center is schools Supt. John Deasy. In office since 2010, Deasy has fenced with his bosses, the seven-member school board, almost from the get-go. Lately, however,...
  • L.A. Unified's bond committee demonstrates how to ask questions about iPads

    L.A. Unified's bond committee demonstrates how to ask questions about iPads
    It’s no surprise that the annual standardized tests for students have had some troubling effects on schools as well as positive ones. Too much teaching to the test, too much time devoted to review for the test instead of teaching new material,...