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Los Angeles students to receive computing devices

Students who attend 47 schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will soon see the instruction they receive take a technological turn. That is because the LAUSD Board recently voted in favor of putting $50 million in voter-approved bond funds toward the purchase of a computing device for every pupil, according to a District press release.

This move will help the LAUSD achieve its goal of equipping all of its students with the technology by 2014. The decision is just one part of a $500 million plan that will help educators within the District promote stronger learning that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

"Technology is our most potent tool in educating and engaging our children," said Nury Martinez, a member of the LAUSD Board. "Although this represents a significant investment, it is nothing compared to the costs of failing to equip Los Angeles' students to compete in a world that has been made ever smaller by advances in technology."

Should everything go according to plan, the LAUSD will become the largest school system in the country to provide every student with a computing device.