“State officials are working with Apple Computer Inc. to determine the minimum level of participation needed for Apple to rent laptops to school districts seeking to expand the program into high schools,” David Sharp reports for The Associated Press.
“Education Commissioner Susan Gendron said Friday that she hopes to gauge support from superintendents at a meeting later this month,” Sharp reports. “Already, a dozen school districts are willing to enter into their own lease-purchase agreements with Apple, but they could save money if there is enough critical mass for a state-sponsored rental plan, Gendron said.”
“Friday’s announcement is good news for educators and students who hope the state will somehow find a way to expand the first-in-the-nation program that put computers in the hands of seventh- and eighth-graders,” Sharp reports. “The Baldacci administration has been scrambling since the Legislature adjourned without taking action on laptops.”
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