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Maine makes student laptop, iPad contract open to others

The state of Maine will make the contract it uses to negotiate for new devices like MacBooks and iPads in its schools open to other states, according to NBC affiliate WFMJ. In 2000, then-Maine Gov. Angus King foresaw that a digital divide was growing between wealthy and poor students. Wealthy s...

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Kindergarten iPad 2 program causes rift between parents and school officials in Maine

Recently, the school board in Auburn, Maine decided to launch a pilot program which would place an iPad 2 in the hands of the district's 300 kindergarten students. While school officials hail this program as "a revolution in education," some parents are questioning this decision. Spearheaded by Tra...

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The coolest kindergarten ever: iPad 2s for everyone

In a move that just assured kids everywhere will view Auburn, Maine's kindergartens as the coolest in the country, the local school board there has purchased iPad 2s for every kindergartner in the district. At a total cost of $200,000, including 285 iPad 2s, insurance for the devices and educat...

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The Pine Tree State orders 64,000 MacBooks, with more to come

The Associated Press released an article today noting that the Maine Department of Education has placed an order for more than 64,000 MacBooks. The MacBooks are being purchased from Apple as a part of Maine's Learning Technology Initiative, which has provided MacBooks to all middle school students i...

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Maine's first Apple Store ready to open

Good news, Mainers! The long wait for an Apple Store is about to end. Apple Store Maine Mall will open on Saturday, September 13th at 9:30 AM. This will be Maine's very first store! It's located in The Maine Mall, at 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland. You'll find it between The Loft and Victoria's...

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iBooks for 48 bucks

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative has 30,000 iBooks that the state has mostly paid off, and they are looking to get rid of them. That's why they are selling them to the schools that they are in for $8 a pop (that's the difference in what the state has paid and what is left over). Now, keep in...

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