The education of the iPad is in the air right now. A new report showed that more Chromebooks were distributed to school districts than iPads this past quarter. The LAUSD officially ended its contract with Apple after a year-and-a-half of complications. Apple recently pledged to provide 114 schools with a variety of technology products, including an iPad for every student. Today, we’ve learned that Apple has donated nearly $300,000 to the Steel Valley School District in Pittsburgh, PA to implement a district-wide technology plan using iPads.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apple’s donation, in conjunction with a separate gift from local philanthropist William Campbell of $62,921, will go toward buying iPads for every student in the District, as well as training teachers and staff how to use the devices in the classroom.