N.Y. districts' technology investments seen as a "bold step"

Some schools on Long Island, N.Y., are investing in iPads and Google Chromebooks for the classroom. The iPads are expected to cost about $500 a piece, including cases and necessary software, with Chromebooks costing about $250 each. "Districts are battling with budgets right now, and technology is ever-changing," said Elisa Barilla, model schools coordinator for Nassau BOCES. "So, for a district to invest in technology and to integrate it into the curriculum, it's a bold step for today."

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