Los Angeles begins giving 640,000 students iPads
- Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District this fall will begin receiving the first 31,000 iPads this school year as part of the district's massive push to equip all 640,000 of its students with the devices.
- The goal is to prepare students for the workforce with technology they may not be getting at home.
- As part of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by late 2014, digital textbooks will be available on the iPads.
From the article:
... To buy the first 31,000 devices, the school district is using $30 million in tax money, but the district is looking for other means to fund much of the rest of the effort, said Hovatter. "We're hoping that will get a lot of private donors," he said. ...