Los Angeles Unified School District Takes First Steps to Equip Students with Tablets

LA CHEERS: Last week, New York schools serving low-income students found out they were getting $87 million in tech vouchers as a result of a settlement with Microsoft. On the other coast, on the same day, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board approved to spend $50 million to purchase tablets, install wireless networks, and provide teacher training for approximately 30,000 students at 47 schools. No word yet on which hardware vendors will be picked--although Apple reps were reportedly in the audience. It's the opening salvo in the LAUSD's larger "$500 million plan to equip every one of its students with a device by 2014."

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