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New Superintendent Sets High Goals for Los Angeles

By Christina A. Samuels — April 26, 2011 1 min read

In his first week in office, new Los Angeles Unified Schools Superintendent John Deasy set some lofty goals for the nation’s second-largest district, including a proposed management system for the 678,000-student district that would measure schools, teachers, and administrators on 15 performance indicators.

Mr. Deasy, a former education official with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, had been a deputy superintendent since last summer. He replaced Ramon Cortines, who retired after three years as superintendent and six decades in education.

A version of this article appeared in the April 27, 2011 edition of Education Week as New Superintendent Sets High Goals for Los Angeles

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