Students in Newton, Iowa might be about to get lucky.
“Apple Computers [sic] has approached the district about its ‘one-to-one’ program that involves one computer for every student with laptops and Internet access at home. [District Superintendent Steve] McDermott said there are numbers to suggest student achievement with this program. But, with an original estimate of $300 per student from Apple, McDermott is not interested unless the district can receive corporate assistance,” Erin Haller reports for The Newton Daily News.
“‘I’m guarded about it but I still feel like there are possibilities,’ he said. McDermott is holding ongoing meetings with [Apple] representatives and has planned to meet with legislators and corporate representatives in the next few weeks,” Haller reports.
“‘Usually if something is too good to be true it usually is,’ McDermott said, but feels that with new opportunities with a new business partner something positive could come of it,” Haller reports.
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