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Pennsylvania district inks iBook deal for students

updated 12:40 pm EDT, Tue June 22, 2004

PA students get iBooks

A Pennsylvania school district has inked another , according to the Reading Eagle. The Kutztown School Board last night approved a four-year contract with Apple that will put a laptop into the hands of each of the 620 high school students beginning this fall. "Last June, the board rejected purchasing laptops for high school students because the price was too high. Recently, however, Apple made a new proposal with a lower price, and the district renegotiated some aspects of the contract." The article notes that about 400 school districts nationwide have implemented Apple's one-to-one computer program.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    payoff

    Sounds like another one of those 'under the table' payoffs to get those Dells into the classroom. What? They picked Apple iBooks? Oh, then I'm sure there wasn't a payoff, and they were actually picked based on the merits!

  1. dettociao

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hah

    I'm from Reading... thats awesome for those kids.

  1. CWeider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Kutztown

    Say it like the locals do: Kootztaun. : )

    I grew up in Allentown, nice area, esp north along the Blue Ridge. Anyways, nice to see another win for Apple in the educational space.

  1. futuremac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    kutztown is not reading

    since when did kutztown become part of the reading school district?

    the two cities are not even close to each other. and im sure the people of kutztown dont want to be assoiated with reading at all. heck even the people of west reading, p.a. make sure to tell visitors they are NOT a part of reading, p.a.

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