JUST IN: LAUSD, Pearson finalize $6.45 million settlement
LA School Report | October 14, 2015
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LA Unified announced today a final agreement with Pearson, the software company, that will bring $6.45 million back to the district as reimbursement for the content and services delivered under a technology partnership.
The settlement ends one aspect of the district’s iPad program, that was built upon a deal with Apple and Pearson and was finally halted after a series of problems.
“The parties believe that the agreement to reimburse the District is in the best interests of the students and stakeholders in Los Angeles,” the district said in a statement, referring to the original deal. “Due to multiple factors, it became clear that this was not the right solution for LAUSD’s technology program at this time. However, we continue to work with Pearson in some areas.