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L.A. school board to vote on new superintendent

January 6, 2011 |  7:08 pm

The Los Angeles Board of Education will vote Tuesday to appoint John Deasy as the next superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school district, sources said.

Deasy would replace Ramon C. Cortines, 78, who announced last year that he would retire this spring from the system he has headed since 2008.
Deasy was brought in by Cortines in August as his deputy and Cortines promptly vacated his office for his heir apparent. Deasy came from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he oversaw efforts to revamp teachers’ evaluations.

--Howard Blume