LAUSD board agrees on testing alternative laptops
LAUSD board agrees on testing alternative laptops

With minimal discussion, Los Angeles school officials this week authorized contracts for the purchase of six different laptop computers to determine which device and curriculum works best for high school students. The approach is a marked contrast to a year ago, when the L.A. Unified Board of Education voted to provide every district student with an iPad, made by Apple, and curriculum that is being developed by the firm Pearson. The prices were not disclosed at Tuesday's school board meeting because negotiations were still underway, officials said. The effort at 27 schools is budgeted at no more than $40 million. Three higher-end laptops being tested are expected to cost more than the...