Cortines tells LA Unified board MiSiS fix needs another year
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines told the school board today that the beleaguered MiSiS program will need at least another year of remediation before it functions properly. “The MiSiS project isn’t going to be a quick fix,” he said, as if that came as much of a surprise. “It’s estimated that it will take a...
By LA School Report | November 18, 2014
Microsoft sending team of experts to help LAUSD with MiSiS
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines told board members today that Microsoft has agreed to provide additional help, including “two top executives,” to aid the district’s efforts in resolving problems with the MiSiS data tracking system. The decision arose out of a request for help the district made to Microsoft last week. The first wave, 16 people,...
By LA School Report | November 10, 2014
Cortines seeking more outside help to resolve MiSiS issues
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines, in his latest weekly update on MiSiS, told district staff today that he has reached out to Microsoft, the U.S. and California Departments of Education and other agencies as part of his effort to fix the district’s new student data tracking system. And while he assured that district officials are...
By LA School Report | November 7, 2014
Microsoft sending LAUSD help for MiSiS: One technician
After Tuesday’s two-hour MiSiS meltdown, Superintendent Ramon Cortines called for Microsoft to send in the cavalry and the Seattle-based company responded by sending a total of one — count ’em, one — expert to help with the glitch-plagued student data program serving 650,000 students. The system crashed when too many teachers logged on to update...
By Vanessa Romo | November 6, 2014