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Philanthropist Austin Beutner reportedly holds the lead in LAUSD’s race for a superintendent




Austin Beutner attends The Alliance For Children's Rights 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Austin Beutner attends The Alliance For Children's Rights 25th Anniversary Celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Austin Beutner – a former investment banker who, having already made his millions, has immersed himself in the civic life of Los Angeles in recent years – will be the next superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District, sources with knowledge of the search process tell KPCC.

For more of Kyle’s story, click here.

Guests:

Kyle Stokes, education reporter at KPCC who is at the LAUSD’s headquarters in Downtown; he tweets @kystokes

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of UTLA, the union representing 34,000 teachers and health and human service professionals

Myrna Castrejón, executive director at Great Public Schools Now, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards of public schools