26,000 iPads are Coming to San Francisco Public Schools

Boring, but relevant:

The district has bought $15 million worth of iPads for use in 340 classrooms this fall, according to San Diego`s 10 News. The money has come from a voter-approved funding program known as “Proposition S,” which sets funds aside for up-to-date technology in the classroom.

The district has bought iPad 2 units that retail for $400, but a $30 education discount from Apple means the district will save hundreds of thousands of dollars on the purchase. Apple Insider »

What I wouldn’t have given for an iPad in grade school…