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LAUSD superintendent wants iPad plan postponed

By staff and wire services reports
October 17th, 2013

An ambitious plan to equip every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District with an iPad may be postponed, KABC-TV reports. The original plan was to get iPads to all 650,000 students by the end of next year. But LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy wants to delay that to the end of 2015 to give the district time to train staff on the use of the devices. “I am hopeful that this revised plan meets the concerns of board members over how best to provide our students with the technology they need to excel in the classroom and succeed in their careers,” Deasy said in a statement. This comes after 300 students cracked the security codes so they could browse the Internet and play games. The district is spending $1 billion to buy the iPads and wire every school with WiFi. It recently distributed the devices at 47 campuses…

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