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Chalkboard chat with LAUSD’s new chief – John Deasy

Former Santa Monica school district chief John Deasy.
Former Santa Monica school district chief John Deasy.
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The Los Angeles Board of Education today approved the appointment of Dr. John Deasy as the next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Deasy, a widely known educator, will succeed Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines who is retiring this spring. Previously, Deasy headed the Prince George’s County Public Schools, a large and diverse school district in Maryland, adjacent to Washington, D.C. He is associated with working to improve the effectiveness of teachers through controversial methods that link evaluations to student achievement. What reforms does Deasy envision for the nation’s second largest school district?


John Deasy, incoming Superintendent, LAUSD