updated 08:55 am EDT, Mon May 2, 2005
iBooks to 63,000 students
Following a , Apple today officially announced that the Cobb County School District has selected Apple as its supplier in the "largest ever one-to-one computer learning initiative." The district's program, named "Power To Learn," calls for Apple to provide iBook G4s to every student and teacher in the district, starting with deployment this fall of more than 17,000 iBooks for teachers district-wide and students at four high schools designated as demonstration sites. Pending school board approval, the second and third phases of the program will equip all Cobb County high school and middle school students with iBooks beginning in 2006, resulting in a total deployment of 63,000 iBooks.
"We're thrilled to work with Cobb County public schools on this landmark one-to-one initiative," said Timothy D. Cook, Apple's executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations. "School districts across the country have improved student achievement with the help of Apple's one-to-one solutions, and this ambitious project will give Cobb County students a tremendous academic advantage."