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WRPS leaders back iPad pilot program for elementary schools

10:44 PM, Jan. 7, 2013
Phillip Bickehaupt
Phillip Bickehaupt
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As part of a series of pilot programs, the Wisconsin Rapids School District has been introducing new technology into middle school and junior high classrooms in the form of iPads and other tablet-like devices.

On Monday, members of the Educational Services Committee considered a request from Phillip Bickelhaupt, the district's technology director, to implement a $451,900 program to replace old desktop computers at each of the elementary schools with iPads, using money from a multimillion dollar settlement with Microsoft Corp. as well as money left over from the district's 2006 ...

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