- A selection committee recommended Apple, Inc. from 13 proposals submitted for the Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious education-technology project.
- If the city's school board chooses the company in a vote at its Tuesday meeting, Apple will receive $30 million to begin providing a computing device to every student and teacher at 47 schools in the nation's second-largest district.
- The list of bidders for the contract--which could eventually expand to $500 million for the entire 660,000 student system--also included Google, AT&T, IBM and McGraw-Hill.
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... In a memo to the board, Mark Hovatter, the system's chief facilities executive, said the initial phase of work will include providing computing devices, storage and charging stations, learning management systems, upgrades to local area networks, and other services. The overall scope of the first phase of the technology project is expected to cost $50 million. ...