Breaking News: LAUSD makes it official, Deasy steps down
LA Unified made it official: John Deasy is stepping down as the district superintendent. There was no mention of an interim. Here’s the statement: “Today, Superintendent John Deasy tendered his resignation as General Superintendent of Schools from the District. We thank Dr. Deasy for over three years of devoted service to the District and its...
By LA School Report | October 16, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Deasy expected to step down
John Deasy, the beleaguered superintendent of LA Unified, the nation’s second-largest school district, is expected to step down as soon as Thursday, according to five district and school board sources with knowledge of the situation. After weeks of negotiations between lawyers for Deasy and the seven-member board, he submitted his resignation and signed a separation...
By Michael Janofsky | October 15, 2014
LAUSD gets a new ‘index’ to help schools where needs are highest
A coalition of education advocates and community groups has developed a new tool, a “student needs index,” and offering it to LA Unified to help identify high-need schools as the district refines its next annual budget. Created by the Community Coalition, Advancement Project and InnerCity Struggle, the index uses environmental, social and academic factors that...
By Yana Gracile | April 15, 2014
LA Unified asking community for ideas on state spending plan
With the State Board of Education meeting later this week to set a new funding plan for public education, LAUSD officials today sought ideas from community-based groups for putting the money to best use. Speaking to the representatives at the downtown office of the California Endowment, Superintendent John Deasy applauded the plan, known as the Local Control...
By Chase Niesner | January 13, 2014