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  • L.A. Unified surveys prices others pay for iPads, similar devices

    L.A. Unified surveys prices others pay for iPads, similar devices
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is conducting a survey to determine what other districts pay for technology just as the Board of Education is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the next phase of a $1-billion program to provide computers to every...
  • Union response to LaMotte decision reflects internal divisions

    Union response to LaMotte decision reflects internal divisions
    This post has been corrected. The Los Angeles teachers union was notably absent in the debate this week over replacing Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, reflecting a difficult situation for United Teachers Los Angeles. The union, embroiled in its own...
  • L.A. Unified needs enough iPads for the tests

    L.A. Unified needs enough iPads for the tests
    The Los Angeles Unified school board got the new year off to a good start last week by voting to hold an election for the seat left vacant by the unexpected death of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte. On Tuesday, it should keep the momentum going by approving...
  • L.A. Unified negotiates lower price for iPads

    L.A. Unified negotiates lower price for iPads
    L.A. school district officials are negotiating a lower price for thousands of iPads that are part of a $1-billion effort to provide tablets to every student, teacher and administrator. The reduced price, about $200 to $300 less per device, would apply...
  • L.A. Unified should appoint a successor to LaMotte

    There's been an empty seat on the Board of Education since South Los Angeles representative Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly last month. On Tuesday, board members are expected to decide how to fill her spot. Their options are...
  • Ex-Miramonte teacher pleads no contest to lewd acts, gets 25 years

    Ex-Miramonte teacher pleads no contest to lewd acts, gets 25 years
    Former Miramonte teacher Mark Bendt was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday after pleading no contest to 23 counts of lewd conduct with young students at his school. Berndt was arrested in January 2012 after a South Bay drugstore photo technician...
  • Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat

    Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat
    After listening to hours of public testimony Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to call a special election to fill the seat of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last month. The vote followed a spirited debate both within the...
  • High school volleyball coach accused of having sex with student, 15

    An East L.A. high school volleyball coach has been arrested on allegations of having sex with one 15-year-old student and "inappropriately" touching another, officials said Monday. Jonathan Adam Roldan, 23, of East Los Angeles was arrested Friday...
  • Act now and name a replacement L.A. school board member

    Act now and name a replacement L.A. school board member
    There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...
  • L.A. school board priority: Put students first

     L.A. school board priority: Put students first
    The memory of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, a long-standing member of the Los Angeles Unified school board, deserves to be honored. She was a devoted educator who fought for students and teachers. There are many appropriate ways to show respect to such...
  • Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board

    Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board
    Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board  should wait until...