“The country’s second-largest school district is taking another step to back away from an ambitious school technology project, ending its use of content produced by Pearson PLC that was planned for the district’s personal devices.,” Caroline Porter reports for The Wall Street Journal. “”
“The effort, which was known as the Common Core Technology Project and projected to cost at least $1.3 billion, aimed to outfit every student in the school district with an iPad or laptop computer using voter-approved bonds. Apple Inc. provided iPads to the district and provided curriculum through subcontractor Pearson,” Porter reports. “In a letter to Apple dated April 13, the Los Angeles Unified School District spelled out its aims to halt new deliveries of Pearson Education Inc. curriculum and to stop the use of Pearson products by June 30. The letter also asks for a meeting this month to discuss a refund for some products that were deemed unusable.”
“The district hasn’t said how much money they are asking for, and it is unclear whether Pearson or Apple would pay, according to a district spokeswoman,” Porter reports. “The district has spent about $103 million on the project so far.”
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