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Miami-Dade District Pauses 1-to-1 Computing Initiative

By Benjamin Herold — December 11, 2013 1 min read

Florida’s Miami-Dade County school district has “pushed the pause button” on one of the country’s largest 1-to-1 digital-computing initiatives, citing concerns about the troubled implementation of such programs in Los Angeles, Guilford County, N.C., and elsewhere.

The 354,000-student district is also rethinking its earlier preference for tablet computers and is reconsidering its original plan to give students their own devices.

In June, Miami-Dade’s school board unanimously approved a plan to borrow $63 million and lease as many as 150,000 devices, with the goal of ensuring that all students have access to a laptop or tablet and digital content by 2015. Miami-Dade also allows students to bring their own computing devices to school.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 11, 2013 edition of Education Week as Miami-Dade District Pauses 1-to-1 Computing Initiative

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