School tech: 6 important lessons from Maine’s student laptop program


In 2002, the state of Maine signed a $37 million contract with Apple that provided laptops to 33,000 middle school students and 3,000 teachers, Mashable reports. The contract was extended in 2006 and expanded in 2009 to include some high schools. All seventh graders, all eighth graders, and students at 55% of Maine's high schools are currently issued laptops. At the launch of the initiative, the state made no apologies
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