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L.A. board approves purchase of 30,000 iPads

The Los Angeles Unified school board has approved a $30 million contract to buy iPads for 30,000 students, the first phase in a plan to equip every pupil with a computer tablet within the next 14 months. The Los Angeles Daily News says the plan calls for the 47 schools in Phase I to have iPads by year's end, with the rest of the tablets purchased within 14 months.

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