Apple iPad helps lift school district’s graduation rate to 82% from 65%

“H.L. Suverkrup Elementary, in Yuma, Ariz., is part of an innovative effort by Apple to use technology to help level the playing field between rich and poor students,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“University of Michigan professor Elliot Soloway, who studies technology in education, said classroom computers typically don’t boost test scores because schools don’t redesign curricula,” Wakabayashi reports. “‘Schools always make the mistake of buying computers first and then asking what do we do with them,’ Mr. Soloway said.”

MacDailyNews Take: Gooood moorrrnnning, LAUSD!

“Another effort has shown progress. Voters in the Coachella Valley Unified School District in Southern California, where nearly every student qualifies free or reduced-price lunch, approved a $42 million bond measure that supplied iPads to all of its 20,000 students starting in 2013,” Wakabayashi reports. “Superintendent Darryl Adams credits the iPads with helping to lift the district’s high-school graduation rate to 82% in 2015 from 65% in 2011.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

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  1. I doubt the goal posts were moved. That’s never been done before. No one would ever skew numbers to support a desired outcome or to justify means or expenditures. That’s never happened before.

    This HAS to be good news, Apple is involved!!

  2. LAUSD is a massive government bureaucracy. It’s goal is self preservation and union appeasement. At the end of the day, if a student learns something, that’s also good.

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