Brand & Martínez for September 14, 2012

LAUSD's John Deasy begins his mission to lower drop-out rate

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The incoming head of the Los Angeles Unified School District, John Deasy, speaks to the media while students line up for a security check upon their arrival at Gardena High School in Gardena, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

Today LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy kicks off an event at a local high school aimed at encouraging drop-out students to return and finish their education.

We'll speak to KPCC's Sanden Totten who's at the event.

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