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  • 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...
  • Top L.A. Unified officials worked with Apple/Pearson before iPad deal

    Top L.A. Unified officials worked with Apple/Pearson before iPad deal
    Senior Los Angeles school district officials, including Supt. John Deasy, had a close working relationship with Apple and Pearson executives before these companies won the key contract for a $1-billion effort to provide computers to every student in the...
  • LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show

    LAUSD officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson execs, records show
    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and his chief deputy developed a special relationship with executives from the companies that won a key technology contract, records show, raising new questions about the bidding process in a $1-billion effort to...
  • LAUSD abruptly cancels $1-billion iPad program

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy canceled the $1-billion program to provide all students with an iPad after public records showed he and his top deputy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding. Recently released...
  • L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

     L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes...
  • Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out

    Deasy opens school year with campaign against dropping out
    Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after. Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...