Los Angeles district schools to be gifted with $30 million worth of Apple iPads
In a new contract bagged by Apple, the Cupertino company will provide iPads to schools in the Los Angeles district, with the estimated value of goods being $30 million.
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Looks like Apple’s struck themselves a huge deal. Schools in the district of Los Angeles will be distributing $30 million worth of Apple iPads (to teachers and students) for use in education. With this new agreement, nearly 47 campuses will be blessed with $678 a pop iPads (much costlier than the base version, by a tune of nearly $200).
Although the district has as many as 641,000 students, only 31,000 such tablets, all fitted with ”Pearson Common Core System of Courses” apps, will be distributed under the contract. A report on LA Times says that the while the teachers union president Warren Fletcher requested for the money to be spent on hiring new staff, district officials unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of a mass iPad deal, citing the need for computer literacy in national tests that students have to give at a later stage.