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Hillel Aron | October 11, 2012

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L.A. Schools Chief Gets One-Year Contract Extension
Superintendent John Deasy has received a one-year contract extension, but was unable to achieve ambitious performance targets that would have triggered a salary bonus. LA Times  [The Times’ Teresa Watanabe and Howard Blume are live-chatting about the contract extension here.]

LAUSD approves one-year contract for Superintendent John Deasy
The Los Angeles Unified school board voted 6-0 late Tuesday to grant a one-year contract extension to Superintendent John Deasy. The board vote took place about 7:30 p.m. in executive session, which came after a lengthy board meeting. Daily News

API Scores: An Educational Horse Race That Will Soon Change
The California Department of Education will release the Academic Performance Index numbers Thursday in an annual tradition that’s the educational equivalent to horse racing. But this state measure, as it currently exists, will soon be obsolete. KPCC

Yvonne Chan’s Charter School Empire Flourishes In Pacoima
It’s been nearly 20 years since Chan transformed LAUSD’s failing Vaughn Elementary into the nation’s first independent conversion charter, a move she parlayed into a thriving network of charter campuses serving 2,400 students in preschool through 12th grade. Daily News

Jordan High School In Watts To Undergo $75-Million Renovation
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved the redevelopment project this week. School officials said construction will probably begin in November or early December. LA Times

Growing Crisis Of Trust And Participation Among CA Electorate
The findings would not seem to bode well for a number of ballot measures pending before voters in the November election – especially Proposition 30, the temporary tax plan sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown. SI&A Cabinet Report

Compton Superintendent: Student Protests Should Be Before Or After School
On Wednesday, Superintendent Darin Brawley released a statement encouraging “stakeholders” to voice their concerns. KPCC

LAUSD Arts Funding Cut 76% In Five Years
In the last five years, funding for arts education at L.A. Unified has dropped from a budgeted high of $78.6 million to $18.6 million. The 76 percent drop in funding equates to about $60 million, and is the result of a dramatic decrease in state support and the district’s need to constrict its budget in response. KPCC


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