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  • L.A. school board, Deasy again at odds over involvement in lawsuit

    L.A. school board, Deasy again at odds over involvement in lawsuit
    As the Board of Education mulls his fate, beleaguered Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy finds himself at the center of another dispute with his bosses, this time over his involvement in a lawsuit that criticizes district schools and policies. Deasy's...
  • What to do with LAUSD Supt. Deasy

    To the editor: It is time for The Times to get off the "yellow brick road" of support for L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy. ("John Deasy's future," Editorial, Oct. 2) As Dorothy and friends discovered, the power of the "wizard" to do good is an illusion....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...