Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.
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August 29, 2014
August 26, 2014
Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.
June 30, 2014
The LAUSD schools will let some schools test laptops instead of iPads, change the way it deploys devices, and overhaul its approach to letting students take devices home.
June 30, 2014
The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.
June 29, 2014
Indiana's state education department launched online "communities of practice" to help teachers transition from the Common Core to new state standards.
June 10, 2014
A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.
June 04, 2014
Two organizations hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill Wednesday to raise awareness about schools' need for more funding to prepare for common-core online assessments.
May 29, 2014
Nevada's state longitudinal data system does not contain readable records for individual children, state officials said, raising new questions in the educational-data debate.
April 02, 2014
Attacks perpetrated by unknown hackers forced Kansas officials to suspend administration of pilot exams meant to prepare schools for the transition to new academic standards.
March 22, 2014
Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.