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San Francisco’s Carranza drops out of consideration to lead LAUSD

LA School Report | January 5, 2016

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By Howard Blume

San Francisco schools Supt. Richard Carranza, a leading candidate to head the Los Angeles Unified School District, has pulled out of consideration, according to a spokeswoman for the Bay Area district.

Carranza said he wanted to focus on unfinished efforts in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which was the first to report his decision Monday.

“I think Los Angeles is an incredibly important school district in the state of California,” Carranza told the newspaper. “They’ve got a lot of good things happening” there. But, he added, “I’m just really happy with the work we’re doing in San Francisco.”

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