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  • The iPad project gets put on pause

    To the editor: Clearly the iPad rollout to  district schools benefited Apple and Pearson, but did it really benefit all the classrooms in all the schools? ( “LAUSD halts contract for Apple iPads,” Aug. 26) There seems to be a disconnect...
  • Calls grow for wider inquiry into bidding on L.A. Unified iPad project

    Calls grow for wider inquiry into bidding on L.A. Unified iPad project
    A day after Los Angeles Unified abruptly suspended the contract for its controversial iPad project, there were growing calls for a more thorough investigation into whether the bidding process for the $1-billion program was improperly handled. The...
  • Are Supt. John Deasy's days numbered? They should be after cozy iPad deal

    Are Supt. John Deasy's days numbered? They should be after cozy iPad deal
    It sounded like a great idea at the time: L.A. would give students a boost into the 21st century by putting tech directly into their hands. The Los Angeles Unified School District would buy an Apple iPad for every student,  more than 600,000,  each loaded...
  • Former L.A. schools official Aquino defends conduct over iPads contract

    Former L.A. schools official Aquino defends conduct over iPads contract
    The former Los Angeles schools official at the center of scrutiny over the district's $1.3-billion iPad program said Thursday that he acted properly in his dealings with Pearson, the company that provided the curriculum on the devices. Former Deputy...
  • More fallout from the iPad problem

    To the editor: Every new detail about the iPad debacle underscores Supt. John Deasy’s ineptitude and disrespect for teachers, students and schools.  ( "Calls mount for new LAUSD inquiry," Aug. 27, and “Can Supt. Deasy survive iPad fiasco?&...
  • Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer

    Ex-LAUSD official denies steering contract to former employer
    The former Los Angeles schools official under scrutiny for his role in the district's $1.3-billion iPad program defended himself Thursday, saying that he did not improperly steer the contract to a company that once employed him. Former Deputy Supt....
  • LAUSD early childhood education gets funding boost

    The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education program. The resolution, which passed in a 6-1 vote, is intended to eventually restore funding over the...
  • L.A. Unified exemplifies the forces that stifle public school reform

    L.A. Unified exemplifies the forces that stifle public school reform
    By now, Los Angeles Unified was supposed to be the technological model for big-city school systems. All of its pupils would have iPads, teachers could access student data with the click of a mouse, and parents could check their children's attendance and...
  • LAUSD's $1-billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

    LAUSD's $1-billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds
    The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to a draft of an internal school district report...
  • LAUSD report faults iPad bidding

    LAUSD report faults iPad bidding
    The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to the draft of an internal school district report...
  • L.A. Unified School District's MISIS crisis

    To the editor: The Los Angeles Unified School District's new $20-million "My Integrated Student Information System" (MISIS) has left schools paralyzed. ("L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system," Aug. 20) Staff training consisted of...