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L.A. Unified survey finds little use of iPads' curriculum
L.A. Unified survey finds little use of iPads' curriculum

In the first formal evaluation of the troubled iPads-for-all project in Los Angeles schools, only one teacher out of 245 classrooms visited was using the costly online curriculum. The reason, according to the report, was related to the program's ambition, size and speed. The analysis found that district staff was so focused on distributing devices that little attention was paid to using iPads effectively in the classroom. The report, conducted by an outside firm at the request of the school system, was intended to provide an early assessment of the program, which began last year at 47 schools. Among the issues cited at several schools: high school math curriculum wasn't...

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