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Former L.A. schools official Aquino defends conduct over iPads contract
Former L.A. schools official Aquino defends conduct over iPads contract

The former Los Angeles schools official at the center of scrutiny over the district's $1.3-billion iPad program said Thursday that he acted properly in his dealings with Pearson, the company that provided the curriculum on the devices. Former Deputy Supt. Jaime Aquino worked for a Pearson subsidiary before joining the L.A. Unified School District. Critics have said that emails he exchanged with Pearson suggest that he was trying to steer the contract toward the multibillion-dollar, international firm. Aquino responded that his comments are being taken out of context. Separately, the school district said it is looking into whether Aquino volated ethics rules in dealing at all with...

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