Superintendent John Deasy shared with the Bond Oversight Committee this morning the District’s ambitious plan to equip LAUSD students with technology, wireless infrastructure and technical support to better enable them to excel in the Common Core curriculum and compete for good jobs in the global economy. While a precise timetable and budget are not yet in place, Deasy said the LAUSD is moving forward with the program, which will be funded with bond dollars. Noting that within three years the State is scheduled to administer its tests electronically – no more paper and pencil – Deasy said the time is now for the District to greatly expand its digital access and capabilities. The Superintendent also pointed out that in a fast-paced, ever-changing world it’s to the advantage of students to receive information digitally, with continuous updates, as opposed to receiving information from a textbook, which is static. “We don’t want to be a system that ‘mentions’ things,” he said. “We want students to ‘live’ those things in a real-world context.” The Superintendent will formally present the Common Core Technology Project Plan to the Board on October 9th.
By: LAUSD Media Relations