COAST TO COAST: In February, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board approved $50 million as part of a $500 million plan for major technology upgrades and overhauls in its 47 schools. This week, Education Week reported that $30 million may be going to Apple to supply tablets after a selection committee recommended the company among 13 proposals, which included AT&T, Google, and IBM. The board will vote on Tuesday whether to approve the deal.
Apple appears to be holding steady in the opposite corner of the country as well. Despite the decision in April from Maine's Department of Education to choose HP as its vendor of choice, many schools are apparently sticking with iPads and MacBook Airs for the upcoming school year. In fact, the number of Apple devices are estimated to outnumber those from HP by over ten-fold. (Hat tip to Audrey Watters.)