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L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system
L.A. Unified teachers decry new student tracking system

Los Angeles Unified spent about $112 million on an online student tracking program a decade ago but dumped it two years ago in favor of another one that promised a streamlined way to manage enrollment, attendance and grades for the nation's second-largest school district. The new $20-million system faltered at some campuses just as the school year opened last week, prompting cries from teachers of packed classrooms, vagabond students wandering the halls and a lack of accountability for what went wrong. Meanwhile, the school district says problems have been solved and that the system mostly is working. United Teachers Los Angeles, the teachers union, has used the bungled rollout as...

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