Morning Read: New report targets LAUSD’s iPad problems
LA School Report | August 22, 2014
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LAUSD’s $1-billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds
The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process. LA Times
Democrats reject GOP attempts to lift school reserves cap
Democrats in the California Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican effort to overturn a state budget provision that caps the amount of money school districts can hold in reserve. OC Register
State seeks schools lacking Internet capacity
State officials are looking to county offices of education to help them identify schools still in need of enough Internet capacity to be able to administer standardized, online testing next spring. S&I Cabinet Report
‘Straight outta Compton’ and into Princeton’
Op-Ed: Did you hear about the Compton student who graduated from high school at the top of his class last May and starts school this fall at Princeton with a full scholarship? LA Times
The voter turnout conundrum in L.A.
Editorial: Last week, turnout was an abysmal 9.5% for a Los Angeles Unified School Board special election. But dangling a cash prize over the polls is a cynical and superficial pseudo-solution that fails to address the deeper reasons why people don’t vote. LA Times