Who will lead L.A. Unified?

The Board of Education is searching for a new leader to head the nation’s second-largest school system. Interviews with insiders, civic leaders and experts have yielded many names, including some unconventional suggestions. Based on these interviews, The Times has rated potential candidates on how likely they are to be finalists, should they apply. Click on a photograph and you can see more about each one. You can even build your own superintendent.

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Ages are based on public records or provided by person profiled as of date of initial publication.

Source: Times reporting

Additional programming by Armand Emamdjomeh.