CitiWorld broke the story that LAUSD, the second largest school district in the United States, plans to provide Apple iPads for every student. A panel of 30 reviewers for the district considered twelve proposals. The deal could lead to over $250 million dollars in income for Apple.
Phase 1 involves purchasing 31,000 Apple iPads for $30 million dollars. This was cleared by the school board in June. The next phase involves purchasing devices for the remaining LAUSD students by 2014. The district is hoping for private donations to cover the costs of future Apple iPad purchases.
According to The Verge, installed applications will include Pearson Common Core System of Courses and Apple’s own iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) and iLife (iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband) software suites.