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  • Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says

     Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says
    It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....
  • Are Deasy's critics playing politics with iPads?

    Are Deasy's critics playing politics with iPads?
    No one could blame John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, for feeling under attack these days. The iPad program he trumpeted so enthusiastically, aiming to provide an iPad with related, interactive curriculum for every...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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...
  • 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?&...
  • 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...