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Reorganization at L.A. high school displaces more than half the teaching staff

More than half of the teachers and staff at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles are being displaced in a campus reorganization ordered by Superintendent John Deasy. The Los Angeles Times says the district is remaking Crenshaw, a traditional high school, into three magnets. The move came after years of high dropout rates and low student test scores at the school. Teachers had to reapply for their jobs; Of the 62 teachers who reapplied, 29 were selected to return, according to the teachers union.

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