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Get Me Rewrite: Deasy Story Evolves in L.A. Times

LA School Report | October 31, 2013

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ed-week-logo-smalljpg-c941bddc1e87d026Via Education Week | By Mark Walsh

It’s been five days of ferment in Los Angeles over the future of John Deasy, the superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District. It began, at least publicly, with a story on the Web site of the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 24, headlined “L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy to Resign.”

The uncertainty ended late Tuesday, when after a lengthy closed-door evaluation before the Los Angeles school board, the district’s general counsel announced that Deasy had received a “satisfactory” performance evaluation and that his contract had been extended until February 2016. Deasy had brief remarks after yesterday’s close-door evaluation that there was an “excellent and honest conversation on building the rapport to work together so that we can continue to lift youth out of poverty,” as the Times quoted him.

For more on yesterday’s news, see my colleague Lesli Maxwell’s report here. My purpose with this post is to unravel some of the elements that went into the L.A. Times’ original item that said Deasy was resigning, and what happened after that.

Real the entire story here.

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