But the new software from the publishing giant Pearson that has been rolled out in dozens of schools is nowhere near complete, the
The situation is prompting a new round of questions about an initiative already under withering scrutiny following a series of logistical and security snags.
"I think it's the front end of a wave," said
But just weeks before the
Pearson's Common Core System of Courses, meant to eventually become the district's primary instructional resource in both math and English/language arts for kindergarten through 12th grade, currently consists of just a few sample lessons per grade, resulting in widespread frustration and confusion among classroom teachers.
In addition, the amount the district is paying to Pearson remains a mystery, leading to increasingly pointed questions from the school system's divided school board, which called a special meeting to discuss the overall iPad initiative next week.
"I think there's going to be a lot of scrutiny on how we came to Pearson and what we think of Pearson's quality," board member
For their part, LAUSD officials are frustrated, too.
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