Technology push is delayed in Miami-Dade district

Nov. 15, 2013
Officials slow down the rollout of devices after seeing the problems that other school systems have experienced

Tens of thousands of high school freshman and seventh graders were slated to get new, high-tech hardware this fall as the Miami-Dade County school district launched a rollout of digital devices. But, The Miami Herald reports, the first phase of the $63 million project has been pushed back. The reason? As the district was ready to begin distributing the first 35,000 devices across 147 schools, reports surfaced that similar endeavors around the country were unraveling: students easily bypassed iPad security settings, and tablets were deployed only to be retrieved by the thousands.

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