The Maine Department of Education has signed a four-year, $37.2 million contract with Apple to supply the technology, training, and support for Maine's groundbreaking initiative that will equip every seventh and eighth grade public school student and teacher in the state with one-to-one access to wireless notebook computers and the internet.

The agreement, inked on December 28, said teachers could begin receiving their computers within the coming weeks. The contract is believed to be the largest single purchase ever of laptops for education.

Education Commissioner J. Duke

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