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Los Angeles public schools sign US$30 million-worth deal with Apple

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July 26
2:39 PM 2013

Next year, the Los Angeles Unified School District would put 640,000 iPads into the students' hands. The US$30 million worth deal agreed upon by LAUSD and the tech titan, Apple Inc., would provide 31,000 tablets this year. However, additional funds were necessary for the other 609,000 iPads to be distributed.

The devices would come with the already installed Pearson's Common Core System of Courses. It was made to teach the pupils math, reading and writing skills. It would also let teachers to assess their students' performances through the tablets. Apple's iWork, iLife suite with iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband, would also be preloaded on the devices.

Last year, Long Island's Roslyn Public Schools' superintendent, Dan Brenner, made an estimate for Time. He said that iPads in two classrooms would permit the school district to save US$7,200 each year in textbook and other expenses. Brenner added, "We are talking about changing the way we do business in the classroom."

Expert said that corporations like Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell and Lenovo would all increase their incomes just by being in the classroom.

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