Ramon Cortines

Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Superintendent of the Los Angels Unified School District and former Assistant Secretary of Education in the Clinton administration; former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for Schools

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing a deficit of $500 billion, and it has told unions to  choose between furloughs and layoffs .  Federal stimulus money is all used up,…

Is California Going the Wrong Way in the 'Race to the Top?'

The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing a deficit of $500 billion, and it has told unions to choose between furloughs and layoffs .  Federal stimulus money is all used up,…

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Test scores are in for  LA Unified ,  Green Dot  charter schools and Mayor Villaraigosa's  Partnership for Los Angeles  schools.

Los Angeles Schools Get Their Test Scores

Test scores are in for LA Unified , Green Dot charter schools and Mayor Villaraigosa's Partnership for Los Angeles schools.

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The LA Unified School District  cut its high-school dropout rate  last year by a whopping 17%.  Graduation increased by almost 8%.

Dropout Rate Drops for LAUSD

The LA Unified School District cut its high-school dropout rate last year by a whopping 17%.  Graduation increased by almost 8%.

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