Los Angeles School Board Commits to Purchasing $30 Million Worth of iPads

Posted June 20, 2013 at 4:44am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8254 views

Apple today announced it received the Los Angeles School Board of Education’s approval to begin a massive roll out of iPad to its students across the school district starting this fall. The $30 million commitment for iPads is the first phase of a larger roll out for the country’s second-largest public school district.

“Education is in Apple’s DNA and we’re thrilled to work with Los Angeles Unified public schools on this major initiative as they plan to roll out iPads to every student across 47 campuses this fall,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Schools around the world have embraced the engaging and interactive quality of iPad with nearly 10 million iPads already in schools today.”

“The Board voted unanimously for Apple because iPad rated the best in quality, was the least expensive option and received the highest scoring by the review panel that included students and teachers,” said Jaime Aquino, LAUSD Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. “The vote is another step forward in the District’s plan to equip every one of its students with a device by 2014. When completed, the LAUSD will become the largest district in the nation to provide each of its students with the technology.”

Apple will provide iPads that include the Pearson Common Core System of Courses delivered via a new app as part of the integrated solution. Apps such as iWork, iLife and iTunes, in addition to a range of educational third-party apps are also included.


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justabrake - June 20, 2013 at 12:42pm
apple better get the money upfront ..........
dorothy456 - June 20, 2013 at 11:06am
I already got what I needed, without telling lies, I have more than 2 hours of looking for any information like this. In my college work needed to review articles online, I really thank you very much to the writers. Advertising agencies in estonia
Jotam - June 20, 2013 at 5:46am
It is a big mistake and a waste of money. The Next year or perhaps 6 months later those iPads will be obsolete. It will be better to invest that money on ultra books like the Mac Book Air or any other brand of ultra portables that may give you more productivity for the investment ...
Adriana - June 20, 2013 at 5:37am
Reminds me of when I was in middle school and we got those horrible Dell laptops with removable batteries to take home...I can't remember using them for much "school work". I would mostly use it to play Nintendo 64 games via emulators...there are no studies that show tablets help underachiaving students do better, it may be actually a distraction, and it's one hell of an investment.
tommy - June 20, 2013 at 3:16pm
edu app can lock down ipad. only edu app screen all the time.
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