LA schools superintendent wants to localize spending

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| He wants to leave many decisions on how to spend extra state money to school principals. L.A. Unified is also assembling a parent advisory committee of 47 members.

LA schools' Inspector General probes free iPads given to staff


District administration holds the giveaways at a training event in 2012 were within the letter of the law. But one board member says it looks like a conflict of interest.

New 'advisory committee' for LaMotte district


LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy invited African American leaders to join an "advisory committee" for the district left vacant by board member LaMotte's death.

LA school board to debate filling LaMotte's seat


Facing pressure from divided black political leaders, Los Angeles Board of Education members will discuss whether to appoint a new member - or call an election.

Will more money mean more teachers for LA schools?


School board member Steve Zimmer says years of staff cuts have affected overall school conditions He wants to use new state money to re-hire laid off staff.

Petition asks LA school board to appoint new member


Supporters of retired administrator George McKenna have gone to the web to rally support. The L.A. Unified school board can pick a replacement or call an election.

Network upgrades push up costs of LA schools' iPad project


Getting iPads in the hands of every student and teacher comes with huge networks costs. Connecting all those tablets to the Internet will cost hundreds of millions.

LA school board postpones decision on filling LaMotte's seat


Los Angeles Unified school board will not discuss how to fill seat vacated by death of Marguerite LaMotte until after her burial after outcry from public speakers.