Deputy Superintendent Jaime Aquino departs L.A. Unified with warning

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Calling the Los Angeles Board of Education dysfunctional and warning that academic progress is at stake, a senior school district administrator confirmed Friday that he is resigning.

Deputy Supt. Jaime Aquino said he would remain with the nation's second-largest school system through Dec. 31.

His departure removes the top manager for academic initiatives during a period of rapid and seminal change, including a new curriculum, a new program for students learning English, a mandate that all students meet college-preparation requirements and a program to distribute tablet computers to every student.

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