Education

LAUSD may try again to give an iPad or computer to every student

Second grade teacher Jacqueline Porter-Morris shows students how to take a picture for their iPad wallpaper for the first time on Friday, Nov. 15. Baldwin Hills is the final school to receive iPads as part of LAUSD's pilot program.
Second grade teacher Jacqueline Porter-Morris shows students how to take a picture for their iPad wallpaper for the first time on Friday, Nov. 15. Baldwin Hills is the final school to receive iPads as part of LAUSD's pilot program.
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iPads are still a touchy subject in the Los Angeles Unified School District, even four years after district leaders canceled a $1.3 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of every student. Now, district officials are ready to try that idea again, floating a new, cheaper plan to outfit each student with a device. Officials say they've learned from the mistakes of the past. But on Thursday, their new plan hit a speed bump.