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Thursday, October 24, 2013
L.A. superintendent behind IPad fiasco to resign
Superintendent John Deasy of the Los Angeles Public School District, the man responsible for the IPad fiasco the district is going through, is planning to resign, according to a Los Angeles Times article:
Deasy, 52, was not immediately available for comment, but his departure would end the relatively brief tenure of a leader who made his mark with aggressive, sometimes controversial policies in L.A. Unified, the nation’s second-largest school system.
His major initiatives included revamping teacher evaluations to include the use of students' standardized-test scores. He also altered the seniority system to limit the effect of job cuts at schools with large numbers of less-experienced instructors, who are generally the first to be laid off. And the school system recently embarked on a $1-billion effort to provide iPads to every student and teacher.