LA Unified gets lower price for thousands of iPads

Jan 31, 2014

Los Angeles Unified School District is getting a break on the price of thousands of iPads, as it continues the rollout of a $1 billion plan to provide the tablets to all students.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that under a deal with Apple, the district would save $200 each on iPads that will be used on new state tests, although the computers won't include curriculum.

The revised price will be $504, which compares to $699 for the computers with curriculum. With taxes and other fees, the full cost of the more fully equipped devices rises to $768.

The districtwide rollout began at 47 schools in the fall.

There has been pressure to contain costs since reports surfaced that the district is paying more for devices than other school systems.

Explore further: Indiegogo project 'Switchmate' lets you run light switch from your phone without rewiring

1 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

LA education board approves continuing iPad plan

Nov 13, 2013

The nation's second-largest school district will move ahead with an ambitious $1 billion plan to provide iPads to all students after problems emerged when some of the first to get them used the tablets to tweet, text and ...

LA students get iPads, start playing video games

Oct 05, 2013

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first ...

LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order

Jun 19, 2013

Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.

LA students breach school iPads' security

Sep 25, 2013

Los Angeles school officials have halted home use of iPads after nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High made quick work of hacking through security so they could surf the Web and access social media sites.

LA school head joins chef Oliver on TV after clash

Apr 27, 2011

(AP) -- The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he wants to stop offering chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk to students as part of an attempt to curb childhood obesity.

Recommended for you

Panoramas for your tablet

Mar 25, 2015

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of 'Star Trek,' in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the ...

Bound to please: Book-making machines star at French fair

Mar 23, 2015

Chose a PDF file on the screen and five minutes later a book, printed and bound with a proper cover, spits out. It used to be science fiction, but machines that do this are here now and increasingly grabbing the attention ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.