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  • L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy's future

    L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy's future
    The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively scheduled a special closed-door session for Tuesday, during which the future of Supt. John Deasy is likely to be discussed. The 4 p.m. meeting was not entirely a surprise because the possibility of...
  • Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny

     Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny
    The pitch came from a smiling man in a jacket and tie, sitting at his desk and rhapsodizing about the wonders one product could bring to the sprawling Los Angeles Unified School District. The new item would lead to "huge leaps in what's possible for...
  • In defense of LAUSD Supt. John Deasy

    In defense of LAUSD Supt. John Deasy
    To the editor: The amount of criticism heaped upon Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy is staggering, especially over his troubled iPad project and the student tracking and data system. How many government technological systems can anyone...
  • LAUSD iPad fiasco a distraction from real issues

    LAUSD iPad fiasco a distraction from real issues
    To the editor: It is astonishing that it has taken this long for the "fervor and fury" over the Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad debacle to emerge. ("Supt. Deasy's early and avid support of iPads under intense scrutiny," Sept. 4) The shiny...
  • Debugging LAUSD's iPad deal

    Debugging LAUSD's iPad deal
    There is no room for secrecy when it comes to the billion-dollar technology project undertaken by the Los Angeles Unified School District and its superintendent, John Deasy. Not after the release of emails that reveal early and extensive communication...
  • Deasy drops the iPads, but that doesn't solve the problem

    After two investigations, reviewed by three entities, the public is left with more doubts and unknowns than ever about the billion-dollar project to equip every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District with an iPad. The plan, which was initially...
  • Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco?

    So, remember that $1-billion plan to get iPads for each and every Los Angeles Unified student the district has been working on and steadfastly defending for a couple of years now? Forget about it. The deal is off, creating a new round of L.A. Unified...
  • 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...