Apple Wins LAUSD

SAY 'HELLO' TO HOLLYWOOD (and the rest of the LA Unified District): Students and teachers in LA should expect to start seeing more Apple icons in school. On Wednesday the Los Angeles Unified School District said it had voted to give a $30 million technology contract to supply iPads to schools. The contract could eventually be worth $500 million. Education Week reports that the 660,000-student district aims to go 1:1. Apple will begin distributing its devices to 47 LA area schools beginning in August. The contract focuses on hardware. In addition to devices, Apple will also provide carts and charging stations, as well as systems and software for monitoring the devices. One piece of advice from other schools: buy extra parts. The district staff had recommended the contract go to Apple last week; the board vote was unanimous with one abstention.

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