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The superintendent suggested to Apple that they work with Pearson to get the contract. There were some number of private communications between Supt. John Deasy, Pearson and Apple before the contract was supposedly put out to bid. It was all a bit shady from the get-go IMHO. With 20 boxes of documents seized by the FBI it won't be the last we hear about it.
There were questions about the contract a few months back. That's why it's not hard to find a copy on the web. I think it's odd that so many posted comments as facts in this thread without checking the contract to see who the responsible party is.
You shoulda' asked sooner Here 'ya go. I had it in my cloud drive from awhile back but it's also on the web if you look.http://tinyurl.com/nlawmhh
Chromebooks may be a better choice for some grades and/or school districts. There's not a lot of head-to-head comparisons I can find but this is one of them.http://hechingerreport.org/ipads-chromebooks-better-schools/"Hillsborough took a different approach. During the 2012–2013 school year, the district executed a comparative pilot, giving iPads to 200 kids and Chromebook laptops to an almost equal number. As other schools rushed into programs they would later scrap,...
There's patents that claim you can.https://www.google.com/patents/WO2014165472A1?cl=en&dq=%22light+field%22+inassignee:Google&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5fUvVcW5CbX9sASjuYHACQ&ved=0CF0Q6AEwCQhttps://www.google.com/patents/US20140125810?dq=refocusing+light+field+%22light+field%22+inassignee:Google&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rcAvVauDMKixsATH4YHQAQ&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA
"Someone" is trolling me pretty hard today. At least the third attempt in the last several hours but I don't plan to play along so no need to continue diverting thread discussions with egregious trolling. http://arstechnica.com/staff/2011/09/announcing-increased-moderation-of-trolls-in-discussion-threads/
No, they have to approach Apple because they're the party to the contract and not Pearson. Apple's contract with the LASD was a bundled education deal and not just for iPads. It will be up to Apple to recover from Pearson.
IIRC it was a bundled deal, Apple working with Pearson to offer a package that included both an iPad and curriculum for a set price. There wasn't a separate Pearson contract with the district as far as I can tell from reading up on it. That would have been between Apple and Pearson, meaning Apple is the one they have to look to if any funds are to be recovered due to unsatisfactory class software.
Gosh. . . Dumping iPads entirely?
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