More Laptops for Maine Students 

Maine is expanding its program to put a computer on the lap of students to include all 7th through 12th graders.The education department announced on Wednesday that the state is negotiating a four-year lease with Apple inc. for 100,000 laptops.That’s enough for all students and staff.The price tag would reportedly be about $25,000,000 per year.Maine kicked off its first-in-the-nation program by distributing more than 30,000 computers to each 7th and 8th grader in public schools in 2002 and 2003. About 30 high schools also have laptops: now the remaining 100 or so public high schools would get them.