“The Cobb County Board of Education has asked Cobb District Attorney Pat Head to investigate the bidding process of its controversial laptop computer program,” Aixa M. Pascal reports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “At the same time, the board voted Thursday to hire Kessler International, a New York-based firm that does corporate investigations, to conduct an independent audit of the bidding process. School superintendent Joseph Redden said that the two-pronged approach adopted by the board was to ‘eliminate any questions about the process.'”

“The laptop program is in its initial phase, at a cost of $25 million, with about 500 laptops issued to teachers in four high schools. The program eventually would distribute Apple iBooks to all 7,100 teachers and 28,000 students in grades nine through 12, contingent upon the success of the pilot program and subsequent approval of an additional phase in coming years.,” Pascal reports.

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