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With Deasy Out, Is LA Schools’ iPad Program ‘Dead’?

With the departure of John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles School District’s controversial one-to-one technology program hangs in uncertainty.

Deasy’s successor, interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines, said he wants to provide students computers – but has reservations about tapping bond money. Under Deasy’s vision, the program would have cost $1.3 billion and been financed by school construction bonds that were approved by voters years ago to build new schools and upgrade existing ones – including some of their technology needs.