Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2015
The Los Angeles Times reported Mondaythe key reasons why the FBI seized 20 boxes of records on December 1st, 2014 from LAUSD offices. The Times reported that the records were related to the ill-fated iPad roll-out and that there is now a criminal investigation being conducted by the FBI and that the case is being examined by a Federal Grand Jury.
The Times story points out that there was a lack of a clear implementation plan for the iPad roll-out. The story also went on to state that other key reasons for the poor performance of the program was the lack of professional development for teachers, lack of a leadership to manage the project and little support to gather valuable curriculum related projects from teachers in the District. The story also alluded to the relationship between key district officials and key technology companies (Apple Education and Pearson Learning) involved in the roll-out.
Read December 2nd, 2014 story here
Read January 12th, 2015 story here