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Elementary school first in Utah to get iPads, Apple products for whole school

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 08:15:03-04

This is a huge deal for Jackson Elementary, a school considered under-served in terms of socioeconomic standing.

It's now the only school in Utah, and just one of 114 schools in 29 states, where the entire student body and faculty are receiving brand new iPads and other Apple products, along with a support staff.

This is part of Apple's $100 million pledge as part of President Obama's ConnectEd initiative.

The schools chosen for this have a student body where more than 95 percent of the children are eligible to receive reduced cost or free lunches.

Governor Gary Herbert helped make the presentation and photobombed some of the kids first selfies with their new iPads.

Principal Jana Edward says she is thrilled and humbled for Jackson Elementary to be working with one of the largest companies in the entire world.

You can tell by the looks on their faces the children are thrilled to get these iPads but there might be a bit of a learning curve for teachers.