United Statesâ€™ second-largest school system, the Los Angeles Board of Education, has decided to approve the $115 million deal that will bring iPads to 38 more campuses throughout the school district. Apple is expected to ship between 40,000 and 70,000 tablets to classrooms for use by students with a special role in spring-scheduled standardized testing. Howard Blume from the Los Angeles Times publication said the following:
Itâ€™s interesting to observe that the district will pay $768 per device but the high price is caused by the fact that it includes network upgrades to the schools and iPad-specific curriculum for the classrooms, as well. Officials from the LA Board of Education are apparently trying to negotiate a deal with Apple to get discounted prices for those iPads that are meant only for student testing and donâ€™t include curriculum.
Source: LA Times