John Deasy

New teachers union leader says group is willing to strike

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district at a national teachers union convention this weekend, including the possibility of a […]

07/14/2014

In this June 10, 2014, photo, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy checks his phone outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, before the verdict in the Vergara v. California lawsuit in Los Angeles. Even before a California judge's scathing ruling against the state's teacher tenure policies, protections that make it harder to fire teachers had already been weakened in many states, and even removed altogether in a few places. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before a judge’s scathing ruling against California’s teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states — and even removed […]

06/12/2014

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Judge could change California teacher job security

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge plans to announce a decision Tuesday that could be a game changer for California teachers whose job security is on the line. Attorneys said the anxiously awaited ruling from […]

06/10/2014

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Most LAUSD teachers don’t want iPad program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Only a minority of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strongly favors proceeding with the $1 billion iPad program, it was reported today. In an effort to determine how the iPad […]

12/02/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA Unified faces 4 new lawsuits in Miramonte case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Attorneys representing victims of alleged lewd acts by a former Los Angeles third-grade teacher filed four lawsuits this week against the school district.

12/05/2012

LA school board to mull holding full academic year

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified schools superintendent plans to ask the board of education to rescind 10 furlough days and restore the district’s 180-day academic year. The school board is set to […]

11/12/2012

LA Unified, administrators agree on evaluations

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached an agreement with the district’s administrators on a new job performance evaluation system that will include multiple measures of student achievement. Superintendent John […]

09/11/2012