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February 24, 2015

L.A. Schools Reboot Plan to Give Every Student a Computer

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a tech device, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

January 13, 2015

Former Los Angeles Leader Joins Broad Center as Superintendent-in-Residence

John Deasy will serve as a consultant to graduates of the Broad Foundation's school leadership programs who are working in urban districts.

January 07, 2015

New Report Details Cumbersome Procurement Practices in Big-City Districts

The report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education says some of those procurement processes, while well-meaning, may stifle innovation.

December 19, 2014

Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."

December 03, 2014

FBI Investigation Leaves L.A. iPad Initiative in Further Disarray

LAUSD officials originally planned for all 900-plus city schools to receive iPads by the end of 2014, but the latest setback means just 79 schools will have devices this school year.

December 03, 2014

FBI Seizes Records in Los Angeles Unified's Troubled iPad Program

Twenty boxes of documents related to the district's troubled $1.3-billion program to provide iPads to all students were taken from the district on Monday, amid reports that the FBI was conducting a criminal investigation into the program.

November 21, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Will Pay $139 Million to Victims of Child Abuse Scandal

The award to victims settles about 150 legal claims from former students who had been subjected to lewd acts by 3rd-grade teacher.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Schools Chief Clears Way for Activating 'Parent Trigger' Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

October 22, 2014

KIPP Plans to Double Number of Los Angeles Schools, Students

KIPP, one of the largest national charter school networks, intends to open nine new schools in L.A., and more than double itscurrent enrollment to 10,000 students by 2020.

October 16, 2014

John Deasy Resigns Top Post in L.A.; Ramon C. Cortines to Be Interim Chief

The hard-charging superintendent is stepping down after an at-times tumultuous run as chief of the nation's second largest school district.

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