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As questions arise over a $500M Apple deal, LA school district votes to destroy internal emails

California’s largest school district just dealt a major blow to public transparency. According to the Pasadena public radio station KPCC, the Los Angeles Unified school district (LAUSD) has voted to destroy all internal staff emails after one year. The reason for doing so, according to the board’s new policy, is that, “Because the District relies on public [...]

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Back to school: Read an 8th grader’s perfect explanation for why laptops, not tablets, belong in the classroom

(Editor’s note: This is a guest post by 13-year-old Aidan Chandra. The post went through Pando’s usual editorial process.) My name is Aidan Chandra and I’m entering the 8th grade in a couple of days at Woodside Priory in Portola Valley, California. Kids around the country are beginning to go back to school and an [...]

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As tablets fail to impress, could the netbook rise again?

The netbook might be making a comeback. Manufacturers have flocked to the IFA conference to showcase their latest products, and more than a few of them are announcing cheap laptops, even though that market was declared dead after demand for netbooks all but disappeared in the beginning of 2013. Is that about to change? Asus, Toshiba, [...]

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The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown’s school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year’s ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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