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State of Maine Gives Apple MacBooks to Public School Students

State of Maine Gives MacBooks to Every Public School Student

How times have changed since I was in high school, when the only thing you got for free was a dented locker: The state of Maine has agreed to provide Apple MacBooks to every public school student, grades 7 through 12.

The Maine Department of Education has already ordered over 64,000 laptops for students and staff, to make Maine the first and only US state to ensure that every public school kid in middle and high school has a laptop to work on. The students are allowed to use the computers at school and take them home, but they have to return them at the end of the school year to pass to the next classes.

Bravo to Maine for making an important — and very expensive — educational tool so widely available for its youth. I also love that there's a standard for Macs as well — guess someone on that board is a Mac.

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