Why some schools choose laptops over iPads
Via the Atlantic | Megan E. Murphy For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? It’s a question that has been on many minds since 2010, when Apple released the iPad and schools began experimenting with it. The devices came...
By LA School Report | August 6, 2014
LAUSD board approves labor deals — but not yet for teachers
The LA Unified School Board yesterday unanimously approved labor contracts for four of its major union partners, all of which would put (at least a little) more cash in the pockets of employees after years of devastating budget cuts and furlough days. The district signed off on deals with Service Employees International Union Local 99...
By Vanessa Romo | July 2, 2014
LA Unified Board Votes to Reshape iPad Program
The LA Unified school board re-calibrated its push for technology in the classroom last night, voting to continue into a second phase of its iPad plan but also to launch a pilot test of laptops among high school students. Further technology plans will depend on the outcome of a study. The decision — approved by...
By Vanessa Romo | November 13, 2013