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  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights

    L.A. Unified principals given guidance on student free speech rights
    As unrest continues in Ferguson, Mo. and, to a degree in Los Angeles, after the fatal police shootings of unarmed black men in those cities, Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy asked principals Tuesday to be vigilant in their efforts to provide an...
  • Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post

    Johnson to join county board after losing bid for L.A. Unified post
    A week after losing a close election for the Los Angeles school board, Alex Johnson will take on a different leadership role in education. Johnson, 34, has accepted a nomination for the Los Angeles County school board. The seven-member body is...
  • L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system

    L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system
    Los Angeles Unified spent about $112 million on an online student tracking program a decade ago but dumped it two years ago in favor of another one that promised a streamlined way to manage enrollment, attendance and grades for the nation's second-largest...
  • Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

     Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
    Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition. Last...
  • Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues

    Crenshaw choir director returns to classroom as inquiry continues
    Crenshaw High School’s longtime choir director, who was reassigned while under investigation by the Los Angeles Unified School District, returned to the classroom on Tuesday as an inquiry into possible misconduct continues. Iris Stevenson, who...
  • L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job

    L.A. Unified students return to school with more teachers on the job
    More than 650,000 Los Angeles Unified students went back to school Tuesday, supported by the largest funding boost in seven years for hundreds of new teachers, counselors, nurses, library aides and principals. At Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles,...
  • The Advanced Placement numbers racket

    The Advanced Placement numbers racket
    When The Times reported that the number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District had hit an all-time high, I couldn't help but wonder: Is that a good thing? AP courses help high school students gain admission to...
  • L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase

     L.A. Unified students head back to schools lifted by funding increase
    Rachel Harris woke up at 6 a.m after making sure to get a good night's sleep. Million Reneau got decked out in a new plaid shirt. And their fifth-grade classmates at Baldwin Hills Elementary in Los Angeles also showed up fresh-faced, with neat braids...