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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

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...

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.

School police in Compton cleared to purchase and carry AR-15 assault rifles

Parents in the Compton Unified School District are up in arms over a new school board policy passed in July that will let on-duty campus police carry semi-automatic AR-15 rifles in their patrol car trunks. Compton Unified Police Chief...Show More Summary

Sex topics prompt Fremont school board to delay textbook

Fremont Unified School District officials plan to review the contents of a controversial ninth-grade health textbook after parents and other residents argued that some of its sex topics, including bondage, were too graphic.

California School District Seeks Consultant to Deal With Migrant Children

A California school district is seeking a “support services consultant” to help unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors navigate the state's educational and support services. According to a USA Today report, the Oakland Unified School...Show More Summary

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.

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