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Official leaves mayor's partnership

June 9, 2010 |  6:29 pm

The administrator in charge of instruction for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's educational organization is leaving to take a similar position in San Diego, officials announced Wednesday.

Angela Bass had served as superintendent of instruction for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools for almost two years. She oversaw increased testing of gifted children and put greater emphasis on teacher evaluations at the nonprofit's 12 schools.

She will become one of eight area superintendents for San Diego Unified, the state's second largest school system. Before coming to the Partnership, Bass had been a teacher and administrator for more than 25 years with San Diego Unified, which is currently searching for a new head superintendent.

"I wish Angela all the best and thank her for her generous contributions toward improving the lives of children," Villaraigosa said in a statement.

--Jason Song