Remember that crazy billion-dollar scheme cooked up by LA to equip every public school student in the city with their very own iPad? When it was announced earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) superintendent John Deasy described the plan in terms of economic justice. To him, iPads weren’t just overpriced gee-whiz toys, they were powerful tools...
Lest you think that the Los Angeles Unified School District is way out in left field to be buying iPads for its students, consider this: According to a new report in the publication Education Week, Apple has close to 94% of the school market for student tablets. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District has done the public, itself and, most of all, its students a grave disservice with the changing costs and information disseminated about the project to provide every pupil with an iPad. The loss of faith has been tremendous and might hurt the entire project in major ways. Show More Summary
Four years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarked on a bold, perhaps reckless, program called Public School Choice to allow charter school operators and other community groups to compete for running many of its schools. Show More Summary
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Unified School District has lost a key round in a legal battle to keep the performance ratings of individual teachers confidential.
Deasy, LAUSD at a critical juncture LA Times: When John Deasy took the helm of Los Angeles Unified in 2011, he was backed by the school board, mayor and civic leaders in a bid to transform the nation's second-largest school district with bold measures to improve student performance. Show More Summary
The LA Times is reporting that the LA Unified School District program to equip every student with an iPad will cost $100 more per iPad than initially budgeted. The district reported in its latest budget for the iPad program that although it is eligible for the lower price it previously cited, the discount kicks in only […]
The Los Angeles Unified School District's $30 million program to outfit 47 campuses with iPads is running substantially richer than planned, with the system paying nearly $100 more per tablet than originally budgeted.
John Deasy, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District who has been at the center of a troubled $1 billion technology initiative, has told Board of Education members that he will soon resign just weeks after getting a one-year contract extension, the Los Angeles Times reported. Deasy has abruptly resigned from a schools […]
On Friday, “National Coming Out Day,” Los Angeles Unified School District teachers and staff members will be given rainbow “ally” badges to show that they support LGBT students as part of the "Out for Safe Schools" initiative. Supt.Show More Summary
A California high school teacher who was caught on video dropping a flurry of f-bombs in a classroom has been suspended pending and investigation, Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman told ABCNews.com today. “I can confirm the teacher has been pulled with pay, but everything else...
In advance of National Coming Out Day tomorrow, the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have announced a new initiative, "Out For Safe Schools" that will see thousands of LAUSD employees show their...
Glendale Unified School District, located in Los Angeles County, has hired a company called Geo Listening to monitor and analyze the activity of their students on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The number one priority with this program is the safety of the students. read more
Last week, more than 300 students across three high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) brought their school-issued iPads home and hacked into them, probably to download juicy blacklisted apps and access banned websites. Well, “hacked” might be a strong word. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District is in the process of rolling out iPads to all of its students in 47 K-12 schools. It’s a huge educational partnership for Apple, and the goal is to have students use the iPads to help learn the curriculum. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District is halting the home use of Ipads after it took students at Theodore Roosevelt High school only one week to hack the devices. 300 students were able to bypass the security so they could surf the...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended home use of Apple's iPad by students until further notice following the revelation that a number of students had bypassed the school-installed security features on the device.
Steve Zimmer, vice president of the Los Angeles Unified school board, is a product of Teach for America and a guy who sincerely cares about providing good things for the district’s students. He’s also known for his tendency to seek out Kumbaya moments, to take awhile talking out his ideas and to debate with himself endlessly on every thorny issue. Show More Summary
The teachers union filed unfair labor practice complaints Thursday against Los Angeles Unified, claiming the district improperly reassigned 12 teachers from their posts at two schools because of their union activity on campus. The complaints...Show More Summary
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles teachers union has ramped up the battle over displaced teachers at Crenshaw High and another campus, accusing the district of removing instructors because they engaged in union activity that is protected by law.