The Los Angeles Unified School District is making plans to smarten up and move into the smartphone age.
On Tuesday, the Board of Education unanimously gave the go-ahead to create an L.A. Unified phone app.
It would fill a serious need because many of the district’s low-income families don’t have computers and internet service at home. For information, they rely on their cellphones.
Right now, that’s a problem when they go to Lausd.net, which isn’t optimized for — or easy to view on — a small screen.
About 12% of U.S. adults were “smartphone-only” internet users in 2016, according to the Pew Research Center. That was the case for 1 in 5 households with annual...