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




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.
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.
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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.