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Laptop contract for Idaho schools goes to HP

Laptop contract for Idaho schools goes to HP

Mitch Coffman
October 24, 2012
Mitch Coffman
October 24, 2012

The numbers are huge. Eight years, $180 million, $249 per student, 6,600 computers with 14-inch screens. That's the breakdown on a contract awarded to Hewlett-Packard to supply Idaho students with laptops as part of the education reform measures approved by the Idaho Legislature in 2011, according to an Associated Press story in the Idaho Statesman.

Except that it all could be for naught depending on how voters decide on Proposition 3 in the November general election. If voters decide laptops and other technological upgrades available under that education reform are not a good idea, then the contract is likely to be voided.

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