LA schools: Can't give tech device to every student

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Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:35 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device.

The remarks Friday by interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines are the latest blow to the district's $1.3 billion technology initiative, which is under federal investigation.

The initiative was passed two years ago under former Superintendent John Deasy but only a small fraction of the district's 650,000 students ever received tablets and the rollout was fraught with problems.

There also were questions about the bidding process and Deasy resigned under scrutiny.