LA Unified to diversify student computers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 30, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a departure from a $1 billion plan to give an iPad to every student, the Los Angeles Unified School District says it will allow some high schools to provide laptops instead of the Apple tablets.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1q6ZBsT ) that 27 schools will choose from among six different laptops for their students.

Contracts that will come under final review by the Board of Education would authorize the purchases at a cost not to exceed $40 million.

In the fall, administrators, teachers and students at those schools will test the laptops to determine whether they should be used going forward.

School board member Monica Ratliff says officials are moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to technology for students.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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