Is the iPad Set to Dominate Public Schools?

New York City just dropped $1.3 million on 2,000 iPads. Should your local school district do the same?

Remember when schools used to have the goal of every student having a laptop for classroom use? Well, that one-to-one student laptop program dream is so last year. In 2011, the iPad revolution is on, and school districts are increasingly investing in them as the education tech tool of choice.

The least expensive iPad starts at $499 a pop, but cash-strapped districts are placing the orders and writing the checks. The New York City Public Schools just purchased more than 2,000 iPads. The cost? $1.3 million dollars.

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