New Mexico school system begins rolling out 2,375 Apple MacBooks to students and teachers

“Hundreds of middle school students and their parents crowded into Piedra Vista High School on Monday afternoon to receive free laptops, courtesy of Farmington Municipal Schools,” G. Jeff Golden reports for The Daily Times (Farmington, New Mexico).

“This is the first year the Farmington Learning Initiative, an ambitious program that provides Apple MacBooks for all district middle school students, is being instituted,” Golden reports.

“The Apple MacBooks come equipped with a 160 gigabyte hard drive, 2 gigabytes of RAM, a wireless internet adapter and a built-in camera. There are many programs pre-installed, all educational, from internet browsers to e-mail applications to multimedia software,” Golden reports.

Full article here.

Farmington Municipal Schools’ “Farmington Learning Initiative” website is here.

MacDailyNews Note: Robert Emerson, Farmington Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Technology, tells MacDailyNews that 2,200 middle-school students and 175 teachers, or 2,375 total Apple MacBooks will be rolled out this year.


  1. The glowing logo in the little lambs’ hands. “I believe that children are the future…Teach them well and let them lead the way…”

    I always liked the original George Benson version better than the Whitney Houston cover version.

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  2. No, I think DMania knew exactly what he was saying. New Mexico schools are completely inundated with illegal alien children siphoning the districts money away from the tax paying parents of the legitimate children. Only the parasitic attack on the health care institutions by the illegals is worse in this State. I hope Apple Inc. got the cash up front.

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