Idaho Partners with HP for 1 to 1 Computing Program
HERE WE HAVE IDAHO: And here comes a deal for Idaho public school students and teachers! The Idaho State Department of Education and HP signed a contract to provide a 1:1 device program for students and teachers at all Idaho's public high schools. The plan is to deliver them shiny new HP ProBook 440s come spring semester of 2013. That is, as long as voters on November 6 approve Proposition 3, a bill that covers tech spending, teacher merit pay, and union bargaining, among a host of other contentious issues. The eight-year, $180 million contract breaks down to the state spending roughly $292.77 per student and teacher for the device, along with maintenance and security support, wireless infrastructure and professional development.