Andres Alonso

Former Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso a candidate for L.A. superintendent job

Former Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso a candidate for L.A. superintendent job

Former Baltimore City schools CEO Andres Alonso is in the running to become the next superintendent of Los Angeles schools — the nation’s second-largest school system.

Los Angeles’ Board of Education has been deliberating over the choice of three main main candidates — Alonso, former investment banker and philanthropist Austin Beutner and the district’s interim superintendent, Vivian Ekchian — and met Friday in closed session.

But after more than five hours in closed session, the Los Angeles Board of Education recessed its meeting without announcing a new superintendent for the nation's second-largest school system.

The board is scheduled to resume deliberations May...

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