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Analysis: Deasy’s Extension Means Stability for LA Unified

LA School Report | November 8, 2013

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Superintendent John Deasy

Superintendent John Deasy

Via Ed Source | By Charles Taylor Kerchner

The Los Angeles Unified School District board bought itself a little stability last week when it extended Superintendent John Deasy’s contract for a year by handing him a “satisfactory” rating in his annual evaluation.

Buying stability can be a good thing; it’s a key to educational success.

“Stability helps move toward continuous improvement,” said Marshall “Mike” Smith, a policy scholar for four decades and a top federal education official in several administrations, including U.S. under secretary for education in the Clinton administration and a former adviser to current education secretary Arne Duncan. Smith points toward the countries that have done well on international comparison tests, as well as U.S. cities and states.

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