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LAUSD found 600 cases of alleged teacher misconduct

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May 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles Unified School District officials have unearthed nearly 600 cases of alleged teacher misconduct that they believe merit investigation by state regulators.

According to The Daily Breeze, officials with the state credentialing commission took a preliminary look at the cases, which span a 40-year period. They said 60 percent warrant formal review.

The other cases either have already been reported or are outside the panel's authority.

This review was ordered in February by LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy as the Miramonte Elementary School sex-abuse scandal triggered questions about the handling of misconduct reports.