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ADVISORY: Los Angeles School District Superintendent to Discuss Improving Teacher Effectiveness

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, March 12, the Center for American Progress and the Raben Group will host Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD, Superintendent John Deasy to discuss how federal and local policies can improve his district’s current system for ensuring teacher accountability. This discussion is particularly timely because in February, Deasy’s district reached a historic agreement with its teachers on a new evaluation system and joined eight other California school districts in filing for a district-level waiver seeking relief from certain provisions required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Bipartisan experts from Capitol Hill and the American Federation of Teachers will join Superintendent Deasy for a panel conversation about LAUSD’s reforms in the broader context of national teacher-effectiveness measures. The experts will also review how LAUSD is seeking to meet the needs of students in high-poverty communities in light of the sequester cuts that took effect on March 1.


Featured guests:
John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Mildred Otero, Chief Education Counsel, Chairman Tom Harkin, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Brad Thomas, Senior Education Policy Advisor to Chairman John Kline, House Committee on Education & the Workforce
Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, Assistant to the President on Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers

Moderated by:
Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, March 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005


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