Apple Pledges $100 Million in iPads, MacBooks, Other Products to Obama's ConnectED Initiative

Apple Pledges $100 Million in iPads, MacBooks, Other Products to Obama's ConnectED Initiative

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President Obama has announced that Apple has pledged $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products to schools across the country as part of his ConnectED initiative.

The ConnectED initiative aims to connect 99% of students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years.

Obama announced contributions to the initiative from various tech companies in a recent speech.

Apple will donate $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products to schools across the country. (Applause.) That’s an enormous commitment.

Sprint will provide free wireless service for up to 50,000 low-income high school students over the next four years, so their 21st century education isn’t confined to the classroom. (Applause.)

AT&T will donate over $100 million worth of wireless service to middle-school students, so that they can continue to do homework when they get home. (Applause.)

Autodesk will make its 3D-design software available for free to every high school in the country. (Applause.)

Microsoft will offer products like Windows to students and teachers at a deep discount, and provide 12 million free copies of Office to our schools. (Applause.)

O’Reilly Media and Safari Books Online will donate more than $100 million worth of eBooks that will help students learn technology skills like coding and web design. (Applause.)

And finally, because no technology will ever be as important as a great teacher, Verizon will expand a program to help train educators to use all these new tools in all 50 states. (Applause.)


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justabrake - February 5, 2014 at 12:17pm
Not to sound racist but if Obama asked then I believe it's going to go to minority schools only
Will - February 5, 2014 at 7:06pm
How does your commit not sound racist? You think that just because your President Obama is an African American that only non-white children will benefit from the ConnectED Initiative? You, whoever you are, are truly and idiot.
justabrake - February 5, 2014 at 7:08pm
He's the racist that nigger pos and fu too
Will - February 5, 2014 at 7:10pm
You must have been dropped on your head as a child AND as an adult. I feel sorry for you (along with your Mom, Dad, and anyone else around you).
CaptainJapan - February 5, 2014 at 10:21pm
White kids and Asian kids already have iPads.
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