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Audit says $2.1 million in L.A. school computers unaccounted for

The Los Angeles Unified School District was unable to account for $2.1 million in recently purchased computers, mostly iPads, according to a recent audit performed by the school system's inspector general.

DARE Spits Venom over L.A. Schools Not Throwing Book at Kids with Pot

6 days agoNews : Reason

We've previously noted that the Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to get students back into the seats of their schools by the tried-and-true method of not tossing them out in the first place and having them arrested or cited...Show More Summary

LA Schools' $1 Billion iPad Fiasco Ends After Corruption Revelations

6 days agoNews : Reason

Los Angeles Unified School District is ending its billion-dollar iPad program, which has drawn widespread criticism for distributing expensive devices to teachers who didn't know what to do with them and students who kept losing or breaking...Show More Summary

Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

Though Apple's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.

LA Schools Suspend A Billion-Dollar Contract With Apple (AAPL)

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has suspended a billion-dollar program to put iPads in its schools, according to an LA Times report. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announce the setback in a memo to the district's Board of Education. Show More Summary

Los Angeles doesn't want $500 million worth of iPads after all

A US$1 billion plan to give every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District an iPad, while beefing up the district's internet capabilities and other infrastructure, is now dead, according to the L.A. Times. The deal would have started with a...

L.A. Unified School District Suspends $1 Billion iPad Contract with Apple

Los Angeles school district superintendent John Deasy halted the district's iPad contract with Apple in mid-rollout, reports the LA Times. The $1-billion multi-year contract would supply LAUSD students with iPads that were pre-loaded...Show More Summary

Los Angeles' school system ends plan to give all of its students iPads

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school system in the United States, has decided not to move forward with its plans to offer an iPad to every student in the system, due to concerns about the iPad itself as well as how the contract with Apple was handled by school system administrators. Show More Summary

News: LA Unified School District suspends iPad contract

L.A. Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has suspended the school system’s highly-publicized contract with Apple to provide iPads to students, the Los Angeles Times reports. The contract would have provided all students...Show More Summary

LA Unified School District suspends iPad deal, faces accusations that officials had close ties with Apple

Though it was much-touted when Apple signed the contract last year, the company's massive deal to sell iPads to the Los Angeles Unified School District has now officially been suspended, amid accusations that top employees at the district had improperly close ties with the Cupertino, Calif., company.

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 nation’s second-largest school...

LA School District Finally Realizes Getting Police Involved For Minor Offenses Is Stupid

The Los Angeles Unified School District has decided that maybe people have been right all these years that arresting or giving its students citations for playground fights, swearing in class, or smoking a cigarette on school grounds isn't the best way to handle such minor transgressions. Show More Summary

Schools in Los Angeles to End Zero Tolerance Policies

Los Angeles Unified School District plans to end zero tolerance policies at all of its schools. Read more...

LAUSD to decriminalize student fights, petty thefts and minor offenses

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday is set to announce a major change in the way students are disciplined for some offenses.

L.A. Unified police to stop citations for most minor campus offenses

In a groundbreaking agreement, Los Angeles Unified school police will no longer issue citations for most campus fights, petty theft and other minor offenses but instead refer students to counseling and other services, district officials are set to announce Tuesday.

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.

Number of AP tests hits all time high in L.A. Unified

The number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District hit an all-time high during the 2013-14 school year. Students took 48,000 AP tests across the district, up 62% from seven years ago, L.A. Unified announced.

Judges rule against letting public see LAUSD teachers’ performance

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times The public has no right to know the names of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers in connection with their job performance ratings, according to a court ruling issued Wednesday.

L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged he was molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher.

Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union.

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