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Navy Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, superintendent from 2006-2008.
Navy Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, superintendent from 2006-2008. (L.A. Times file photo)

L.A. Unified has long gone back and forth between picking insiders and outsiders to run the nation’s second largest school district. 

The choice of Austin Beutner, announced Tuesday, places the district squarely back in the outsider camp — months after a consummate insider, Supt. Michelle King, announced that she had cancer and would not return to the job.

Check out this timeline of former L.A. superintendents to see how the school board members have changed their minds, sometimes favoring leaders who come from the world of education and sometimes executives from elsewhere, recruited to shock the system into change.

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Austin Beutner, a philanthropist and former investment banker, on Tuesday was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school system.

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Ref Rodriguez and his attorneys will have more time to prepare their defense against charges of political money laundering, a judge ruled Monday.

The Los Angeles Board of Education went behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon to select the next superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school system. Although the deliberation is behind closed doors, all signs pointed to the choice of philanthropist and former investment banker Austin Beutner.

Austin Beutner
Austin Beutner (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

In and around Los Angeles:

L.A. Unified is poised to name Austin Beutner as its new schools chief.

Nearly 30,000 L.A. preschoolers are getting specific training and teachings on empathy.

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The Los Angeles Board of Education is poised to select philanthropist and former investment banker Austin Beutner to be the next superintendent of the nation’s second-largest school system.

  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • University of California
  • LAUSD
Thousands of Arizona teachers march through downtown Phoenix on their way to the State Capitol.
Thousands of Arizona teachers march through downtown Phoenix on their way to the State Capitol. (Ralph Freso / Getty Images)

In and around Los Angeles:

How UC San Diego has fought against sexual assault for the last three decades.

L.A. Unified students who want to transfer have until May 18 to apply.

Following the lead of teachers who walked off the job in other states in recent weeks, thousands of teachers and their supporters took to the streets in Arizona and Colorado for the second day in a row to demand better pay and more funding for education.

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When Nancy Wahlig first started her fight against sexual assault, one company was marketing a capsule for women to stash in their bras and then smash to release a vile odor.

  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • University of California
  • LAUSD
Andrés Alonso announced Thursday that he had removed himself from consideration to be the next L.A. schools superintendent.
Andrés Alonso announced Thursday that he had removed himself from consideration to be the next L.A. schools superintendent. (Elizabeth Malby / Associated Press)

In and around Los Angeles:

Former Baltimore schools chief Andrés Alonso withdrew from consideration for the L.A. Unified superintendent job.

How L.A. Unified is helping English learners reach fluency.