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More Schools Are Catching the iPad Bug

iPadApple’s iPad hasn’t yet taken over the nation’s classrooms, but it’s starting to look as though it might. In Colorado, Manitou Springs Middle School plans to buy an iPad for every fifth-through-eighth grader next year and have one for every high schooler the following year. Now in pilot: an iPad-only algebra curriculum.

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Eighth Graders Trade Textbooks for iPads

iPadAs California students return to school this month, 400 eighth graders from four districts — Long Beach, Riverside, Fresno, and San Francisco — will tote something different in their backpacks: an iPad. It’s part of a pilot program meant to determine whether Apple’s popular device can replace traditional algebra textbooks.

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Pricey Public School Raises Objections

Robert F. Kennedy Community SchoolsThe country’s most expensive public school ever, the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, opens its doors next month in Los Angeles. Built on the remains of the old Ambassador Hotel, where RFK was assassinated in 1968, it will accommodate 4,200 K-12 students. The pricetag? An eye-popping $578 million.

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