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October 19, 2014

'Crenshaw' Offers a Cautionary Tale

A new documentary short film, "Crenshaw," shows how top-down reform policies such as school reconstitution can do more harm than good for students and the community.

October 16, 2014

Los Angeles School Board Rejects Releasing Apple Procurement Report

An inspector general's report on the Los Angeles Unified School District's controversial purchase of iPads will not be released to the public.

October 16, 2014

Los Angeles Superintendent John Deasy Reportedly to Step Down

Deasy is credited with raising graduation rates and achievement outcomes for minorities, but in recent months, his leadership has been marred by the fallout of his technology initiatives and low morale among teachers and staff.

September 28, 2014

Replacing L.A. Superintendent Would Raise Stability Issues

Replacing the Los Angeles superintendent, if it comes to that, will create serious consequences for making the district better.

September 15, 2014

L.A. School Chief Seeks Board Communications Amid Furor Over iPad Deal

John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.

September 02, 2014

L.A. Superintendent Deasy Defends iPad Contract From 'Political' Criticism

Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy fired back at critics questioning the integrity of the process behind a $30 million contract with Apple and Pearson.

April 23, 2014

No Criminal Charges Amid Controversy Over LAUSD iPad Contract

The Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad contract has been under serious scrutiny, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office says it will not file criminal charges.

March 28, 2014

Review Examines L.A. Schools' Decision on iPad, Pearson Purchase

Two software programs already used successfully in LA schools received low scores in the procurement process won by Pearson's unproven curriculum, according to a report.

December 11, 2013

L.A. School Board Weighs Slowing Ambitious iPad Program

The Los Angeles Board of Education is set to vote on a proposal that would delay elements of the country's largest 1-to-1 student computing initiative.

September 11, 2013

Parent-Trigger Guidance Approved by L.A. School Board

Parents, schools, and staff get guidance around parent-trigger efforts in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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