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Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts

To the editor: Sandy Banks' article about the woes of the preschool program in the Los Angeles Unified School District never hits on the fundamental reason that the school district is unable to fund it. ("L.A. Unified targets the wrong place to cut: preschool," April 21)

For LAUSD board seats choose Galatzan, Rodriguez, Vladovic and McKenna

On May 19, when Angelenos head back to the polls for runoff elections, there will be three L.A. Unified school board seats in play. Technically, four seats are being decided, but incumbent George McKenna is running unopposed.

More Kansas Schools To Close Early For Lack Of Funds

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Six school districts in Kansas will close early this year, following budget cuts signed in March by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Two school districts, Concordia Unified School District and Twin Valley Unified School District, announced earlier this month that they would end the year early because they lacked the funds to keep the schools open. Show More Summary

L.A. school board backs tentative teachers pact with 10% raise

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to back a tentative labor agreement that would give teachers a 10% raise over two years — their first pay increase in eight years.

Senior L.A. Unified official will head Burbank school district

A senior Los Angeles school district official who is closely associated with that system's recent successes and failures will be the next leader of the Burbank Unified School District.

Los Angeles school district, teachers in tentative labor deal

last weekNews : The Newsroom

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the city's teachers union reached a tentative agreement on Friday night, the union said, averting a possible strike. The three-year agreement includes a 10 percent pay rise...Show More Summary

Tentative settlement reached between teachers and L.A. Unified

The L.A. Unified School District and the teachers union reached a tentative contract settlement Friday night on a three-year deal that includes a 10% salary increase over two years.

SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program - report

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad program, a report said on Friday.

LA school district wants multimillion dollar refund for failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is demanding a multimillion dollar refund from Apple following a failed iPad program that was set to give more than 640,000 students a tablet for education. It is thought that the Board of Education is exploring … Read more ›

Just when you thought the failed LA schools iPad program couldn’t get any messier, it did …

We learned yesterday that the Los Angeles Unified School District may sue Apple for “millions of dollars” following the collapse of its plans to provide every student with an iPad. The mess eventually led to an FBI investigation and a federal review. The latest development, as ever reported by the LA Times, says that the program is now the […]

Schooled: Beverly Hills Schools Could Collapse and the School Board Just Voted Not to Fix Them

Fourteen buildings across the five campuses of the Beverly Hills Unified School District are "subject to potential collapse" in an earthquake as small as a 3.5, according to a state report. BHUSD technically has most of the money it...

Students would benefit if L.A. Unified kept curriculum, Pearson exec says

A top official from Pearson said Thursday that students would benefit if the Los Angeles Unified School District continued to use its curriculum on iPads and other computers.

SEC opens informal inquiry into L.A. Unified iPad project

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project.

Pearson, not Apple, to blame for failed L.A. schools technology program

Though the Los Angeles Unified School District's demand for a multi-million dollar refund from Apple has grabbed headlines, the failure of the $1.3 billion program to create a new digital curriculum for Los Angles students appears to lie primarily with educational publishing company Pearson.

L.A. school district seeking refund from Apple over failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Apple to refund millions of dollars that the district spent on the now-defunct program that would have given iPads to students all around the district. The program was officially discontinued...Show More Summary

L.A. school district may seek millions in refunds for iPad curriculum

Nearly two years after equipping 47 schools with iPads, the Los Angeles Unified School District is thinking of pursuing refunds from Apple and Pearson.

LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

$1.3bn of locked-down Apple tech issued to school kids. Success was surely inevitable The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has informed Apple that it will not accept continued deliveries of iPads to students, and will be seeking a multi-million-dollar refund from the company.…

LA school district, shocked that iPad program didn’t magically fix everything, demands money back

The plan to outfit every student in the Los Angeles Unified school district with an iPad has come screeching to a halt — and the schools want their money back. LA Unified has requested a refund from Apple, the Los Angeles Times reports, because the Pearson-made software used to justify the iPad program was a bust. Show More Summary

News: L.A. school district seeking restitution over failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is looking to recover millions of dollars from Apple following the failure of an iPad-based curriculum program, the Los Angeles Times reports. Developed by Pearson, an educational consulting firm...Show More Summary

L.A. Unified School District may sue Apple for “millions of dollars” over failed iPad project

The Los Angeles Unified School District is exploring the possibility of litigation against Apple over the failed project intended to provide every student with an iPad, reports the LA Times. The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads […]

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