- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A U.S. Department of Education review finds problems with leadership, communication and planning have plagued the Los Angeles Unified School District’s $1.3 billion iPad project.

Department of Education technology specialists visited the district in December and recently presented their findings to interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines.

The review found a lack of districtwide leadership in instructional technology and noted there is no district educational technology plan, goals or metrics for success on how technology will support learning in the classroom.

Former Superintendent John Deasy spearheaded the initiative to provide iPads to all the district’s 650,000 students. He resigned under scrutiny for the program’s problematic rollout.

The U.S. attorney’s office subpoenaed the district for records pertaining to the iPad project as part of a federal grand jury probe in December.

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