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L.A. School Technology Programs Poorly Planned, Federal Report Says

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a damning report on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s management of its key technology initiatives, pointing out that school officials still cannot say if their $1.3 billion iPad program is improving learning. Richard Cullata, director of the department’s Office of Educational Technology, recommended in the report that the district use “student academic performance, attendance, amount of discipline problems, parental engagement, teacher time, access to expertise” to gauge effectiveness of the tablet devices.