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Update: LAUSD submits 77 teacher misconduct files to state's credentialing agency in internal investigation

L.A. Unified has submitted 77 files to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing over the last two weeks as part of an internal investigation, said district spokesman Thomas Waldman today.

The state agency warned Superintendent John Deasy in a letter Feb. 15 that the district putting students at risk by not filing a timely report on a former Miramonte Elementary teacher accused of lewd acts on children.

Deasy has ordered an internal investigation into the district's reporting to the state agency on teacher credentialing. He is asking for all files over the last three academic years, plus this year, be (re)filed.

"We're ulling all cases, regardless of whether they were previously filed," Waldman said.

The commission said Wednesday it had received 65 files from the district in the last week.

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