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  • 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

    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...
  • Los Angeles schools official suspends iPad rollout: L.A. Times

    (Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the $1 billion initiative faces problems and growing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported. Monday's...
  • 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...
  • Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines

    Amid whooping cough epidemic, LAUSD offers free vaccines
    Starting middle school comes with a whole host of worries -- going to a new school, picking electives, making friends -- but coming down with whooping cough doesn’t need to be one of them. For incoming 7th grade students in the Los Angeles Unified...