updated 11:50 am EDT, Wed September 17, 2003
Every seventh grade student and teacher in Carroll, Iowa will as early as the end of the month, according to the Associated Press: "Monday, the Carroll School Board approved a four-year lease agreement with Apple Computer to provide laptops. The district will lease 135 computers from Apple for $165,000. That total breaks down to about $300 per student per year. Money will come from equipment levy funds..The computers will be equipped with password protection that will help prevent students from using the laptops for recreational purposes."