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Schools in Los Angeles are seeking compensation from Apple over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
The project began in 2013 and aimed to give iPads and other computers to about 650,000 students.
It hit problems when students were able to bypass security systems on the tablets and because the computer-based curriculum was incomplete.
The scheme was intended to be a way for poorer pupils to keep up with wealthier peers who already enjoyed access to tablets and other computer-based study aids.
The LA school district initially bought 43,261 iPads loaded with a maths and English curriculum designed by educational and training firm Pearson. A further 77,000 iPads were bought to be used in standardised tests.
Teachers, school heads and administrators were also expected to use the gadgets to improve lessons and the way schools were run.
The LA Unified School District was extremely dissatisfied with the way the project has been handled. They believe Apple and Pearson have not delivered what they promised ‘a state-of-the-art solution’.
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