Google's Chromebooks making big school push

Apple made headlines last week with its push into the textbook market, but it's not the only Silicon Valley giant making greater inroads into education.

Google will announce this morning that hundreds of schools in 41 states across the United States are using its Chromebooks in one or more classrooms. In addition, three school districts, in Iowa, Illinois and South Carolina, are rolling out "one-to-one" programs that will hand laptops to each student.

The deals add up to nearly 27,000 machines, which are leased for $20 per month or sold for $449, with service and warranties.

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