Search firm president commends LA Unified on choice of King
While superintendent searches for large school districts typically end with outsiders getting the job, the president of the firm working with LA Unified said the insider chosen, Michelle King, a district veteran of 30 years, was a commendable match. “We spent more time than usual to come up with a profile of the characteristics that the...
By Mike Szymanski | January 22, 2016
LA leaders praise selection of King as LAUSD superintendent
* UPDATED The LA Unified school board’s selection of Michelle King as the district’s new superintendent has elicited widespread praise from city and community leaders. If there are any leaders angered or disappointed in the choice, they are so far keeping to themselves. As a longtime employee of the district, King was most often cited...
By Craig Clough | January 12, 2016
LAUSD board promotes Michelle King to superintendent
* UPDATED After a three-month nationwide search, the LA Unified school board today kept it all in the family, naming Michelle King, a district teacher and administrator for nearly 30 years, to serve as its new superintendent. She succeeds Ramon Cortines whom she served as chief deputy until he stepped down last month. The 54-year-old...
By Mike Szymanski | January 11, 2016
LAUSD turns to district ‘lifer’ Michelle King as new superintendent
Michelle King, the new LA Unified superintendent, is a district “lifer,” having worked all of her professional career in the district as a teacher, principal, magnet coordinator and top administrator. She also is a product of LA Unified, having attended Palisades High School. King, 54, served as senior deputy superintendent of school operations under former...
By Craig Clough | January 11, 2016
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LIVESTREAM of LAUSD school board special meeting
The LA Unified school board is meeting today at 4 p.m., after which it might announce who will replace Ramon Cortines as superintendent. Cortines retired in December and his deputy, Michelle King, was named acting superintendent. The district plans to livestream any announcement and press conference that would follow.
By LA School Report | January 11, 2016
King, Adams believed to be finalists for LA Unified superintendent
* UPDATED LA Unified’s selection of a new superintendent could end as early as this afternoon with the board announcing a successor to Ramon Cortines after a months-long search. The finalists are believed to be Michelle King, the current interim, and Kelvin Adams, superintendent of public schools in St. Louis. A special board meeting has been...
By Mike Szymanski | January 11, 2016
10 reasons why we’re (pretty) sure LAUSD gets it done Monday
It’s time, right? We’ve known for ages that Ramon Cortines was stepping down as LA Unified superintendent. The process to replace him has been going on for months, and the end appears in sight. So, here are 10 reasons why we might know the new boss on Monday, when the board is scheduled to meet again....
By LA School Report | January 8, 2016
LA Unified search goes into next week, but end is close
After meeting five hours today to discuss candidates for the next LAUSD superintendent, the school board adjourned until next Monday with no decision made. The school board members began a closed session at 9 a.m. and returned at 2:15 p.m. to say they will resume the search discussions on Monday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m., with...
By Mike Szymanski | January 5, 2016
Commentary: Don’t expect ‘super’ in LA Unified’s next superintendent
The finish line is in view. In all likelihood, by this time next week, LA Unified will have its next superintendent. Just who that will be remains uncertain to the world beyond the seven board members and a few district officials. The process has been moving along at a relatively brisk pace, considering the enormity...
By Michael Janofsky | January 5, 2016
San Francisco’s Carranza drops out of consideration to lead LAUSD
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...
By LA School Report | January 5, 2016