updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed July 27, 2005
Apple sells 30,000 iBooks
Apple today for use by all of its K-12 students in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area. "We're excited to work with Broward County to provide students with the best learning tools available," said Tim Cook, Apple's executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations. "Thousands of schools across the country have improved academic achievement with the help of Apple's education solutions, and the addition of 30,000 iBooks will do much to help provide students with necessary 21st century skills."
According to the press release, Apple said that the new iBooks would greatly increase students' access to the latest technology for learning, authoring and communication.
"As one of the nation's leading school districts, Broward County Public Schools has long used technology to enhance teaching and learning," said Dr. Frank Till, superintendent of Broward County Public Schools. "The new iBooks are ideally suited to meet the needs of our students, and demonstrate Apple's commitment to education."