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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' IPad Documents

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office subpoenaed the Los Angeles Unified School District for records pertaining to its $1 billion iPad proje...

The FBI Is Investigating Los Angeles' School iPad Project

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- FBI agents have seized 20 boxes of documents related to Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1 billion iPad project....

Ex-Los Angeles Superintendent Discusses District Tension

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Former Los Angeles public schools Superintendent John Deasy said on Friday, a day ...

Los Angeles Superintendent Resigns

AP | Tami Abdollah | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation's second-largest school system after failing to overc...

Los Angeles School District Head Expected To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendant is expected to resign after reaching a departur...

Los Angeles Unified Must Refocus: 5 Ways Bad Ed Tech Deals in LAUSD Hurt Kids Right Now

Cynthia Liu | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Cynthia Liu

Recently released investigative reports by a Southern California radio station has increased public scrutiny of Superintendent John Deasy's cozy relationships with Apple and Pearson executives before both corporations won the bid to supply LAUSD with iPads.

Pearson and the L.A. School's iPad Project - Time to Tell the Truth

Alan Singer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Does the communication between Pearson representatives and L.A. school officials prior to the issuing of and RDF and the role of Pearson representatives in helping to design the call for proposals constitute illegal collusion?

Forget iPads, Education Needs a Whole New Framework

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

The biggest problem with our educational system is that it's big business. And the education-technology revolution, while claiming to be the answer to our outdated system, only fuels the money machine, providing zero incentive to make changes that will truly help our children.

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

Los Angeles Schools iPad Program Suffers Another Setback

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

Aug 26 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the ...

Los Angeles Take Steps To Curb Arrests At Schools

AP | MATT HAMILTON | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the...

Why Los Angeles Sends Failing Students On To The Next Grade

| Molly Callister | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

When Alberto Cortes was held back in fourth grade because of low math skills, he thought his world had come to an end. “The first day of going ba...

Stratosphere: A Conversation with Matt Sorum and Album Preview

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm focusing on my new project Kings of Chaos, which is my rock 'tribute' -- I would say, it's basically my new supergroup."

Major Lawsuit Targeting Teacher Tenure To Move Forward

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, March 4 (Reuters) - A judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss a closely watched legal challenge to California...

The Two Faces Of Los Angeles' School Superintendent

Capital and Main | Bill Raden | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Last week’s testimony i...

Would You Like Fries With Your iPad?

David Lyell | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
David Lyell

I know board members care deeply about public education. But as recently deceased board member Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte said about students, and I think you could apply this to the board's relationship with the public: "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

These Are All The Worst Things About LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has choking traffic, high poverty rates and slow job growth, a new report on the city concludes. Also, locals don't trust City Hall, pens...

MAJOR Victory For Los Angeles Students

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles

Fourth- and eighth-graders in Los Angeles Unified made double-digit gains over the past decade on national English and math tests, outpacing the impro...

Maybe The iPad Debacle Wasn't Such A Failure After All

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

Last week, as Los Angeles Unified officials debated and complained about the speed, cost and logistics of the troubled iPad rollout, students around t...

L.A. 'Public School Choice' Program Swaps Competition for Collaboration

Charles Kerchner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

It is too early to know for sure whether the Public School Choice initiative is producing markedly better schools, but the initial examination of student test scores from the first cohort of schools was encouraging.

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

Community Power Saved LAUSD Superintendent Dr. Deasy

Ben Austin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Austin

Last week, something extraordinary happened: For one single moment the people of Los Angeles stood together for the simple proposition that we must elevate our kids above our politics. And the people won.

John Deasy To Stay With Los Angeles Schools

| Sarah Amandolare | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. LOS ANGELES -- After days of drama, a truce has been reached and it looks like L.A. school...

QUITTING SO SOON?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles

After almost three years as superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district, John Deasy could reportedly leave the Los Angeles Unified S...

LAUSD Scandal Investigation 'Over The Top'?

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A review of 40 years' worth of Los Angeles Unified personnel files that cost $400,000 over the past 20 months led to the resignations of two teachers ...