Santa Fe schools to launch tech program

Created: 09/01/2014 11:26 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Students at one Santa Fe elementary school soon will be sharing about 250 iPads.

The move marks one of the first steps in the district's $55 million plan to provide every one of its 14,000 students with a digital device.

The New Mexican reports the Santa Fe school system is contracting with Apple and Pearson, an educational services company that provides a curriculum on the devices. It's also working with IT Connect Inc., a local company that will provide the hardware, software and other support.

The district says it plans to implement the technological infrastructure at a gradual pace of six or seven schools per year.

The school board voted 3-2 earlier this year to impose an additional property tax to raise the money needed for the program.

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