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Blogging History: CA schools hire spies to snoop students online; Obama continues rendition; Bea Arthur v TSA

4 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year California school district hires firm to eavesdrop on students' social media activity: The Glendale [California] Unified School District has hired Geo Listening ["Your students are crying for help. Read the rest

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

5 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

5 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

Minnesota plans to roll out 40,000 iPads for students

Apple's deal with the L.A. Unified School District may have fallen through due to a variety of factors, but Minnesota's St. Paul School District remains committed to deploying 40,000 iPads to students as soon as possible. The district will supply...

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.

Schooled: Beverly Hills Schools to Charge Scofflaw Students $150 a Day

Back in 2010, in the thick of state budget issues, the Beverly Hills Unified School District voted to kick out hundreds of out-of-town students (aka Andrea Zuckermans, to '90s kids). Now that the state is flush and the BHUSD...

San Francisco Schools Join Meatless Mondays

The San Francisco Unified District has just joined the Meatless Monday movement and will not be serving any of its kids meat once a week. Read More The post San Francisco Schools Join Meatless Mondays appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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

LA Unified School District’s “iPad for every student” plan suspended, may be abandoned

A plan by the LA Unified School District to provide an iPad for each of its 640,000 students by the end of this year has now been suspended, and appears likely to be abandoned altogether. Apple proudly announced the plan in June of last year, but it wasn’t too long before the arrangement came into […]

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

6 days agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

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...

Compton to District Security Guards: Go Ahead, Bring Your AR-15s to School

When students in the Compton Unified School District return to classrooms on Monday, some of them will have new pencils or notebooks. Their teachers will have new textbooks. But this year, the district's campus police will be getting...Show More Summary

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

AR-15s Now Allowed At California School … Sort Of

AR-15 semi-automatic rifles will now be “at the disposal” of Compton, California campus police officers. The keyword being “disposal.” The trained campus police officers at the K-12 Compton Unified School District will only have access to the semi-automatic rifles in case of emergency and must keep the AR-15s in their trunks until a situation warrants

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...

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