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By Mary O’Keefe | August 12, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday announced the release of 10 free digital math and science textbooks, a move praised by local school officials who’ve long supported the concept. It was the first phase of the digital textbook initiative and was not expected to immediately permeate the education system because school districts must still go through the process of choosing whether to adopt the materials for their curricula. Glendale Unified School District officials have discussed digital textbooks at several school board meetings in the past and have generally been supportive of the concept, albeit with some reservations.
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By Megan O'Neil megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 18, 2011
Glendale Community College has inked a deal to hand over the management of its student bookstore to a private company. Under the contract, approved unanimously by trustees at their meeting Monday, Follett Higher Education Group Inc. will pay the college a commission based on a percentage of gross annual sales - 12.4% of revenue up to $4 million, and 13.4% of revenue in excess of $4 million, said Ron Nakasone, vice president of administrative services....
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 17, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District recently launched a districtwide effort to give iPads to every one of its 650,000 students during the next year. But in Glendale and Burbank, school officials are resisting following suit, focusing instead on building a wireless infrastructure. The Los Angeles School district will pay $500 million for the iPads and another $500 million to install wireless Internet. In Burbank, where 61.5% of voters approved a $110-million bond last March, school board member Larry Applebaum said many parents have asked how the district will spend bond dollars on technology.
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By Mary O’Keefe | August 12, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday announced the release of 10 free digital math and science textbooks, a move praised by local school officials who’ve long supported the concept. It was the first phase of the digital textbook initiative and was not expected to immediately permeate the education system because school districts must still go through the process of choosing whether to adopt the materials for their curricula. Glendale Unified School District officials have discussed digital textbooks at several school board meetings in the past and have generally been supportive of the concept, albeit with some reservations.
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