While educators in Maine are planning to extend the state's Apple notebook computer programme to 160 high schools, the Quaker Valley School District in Pittsburgh is considering scaling back.

According to the Tribune-Review, Quaker Valley School District officials are considering scaling back the programme that provides 1,700 Apple iBook computers to students from the third-grade up to high school seniors.

"There is a question about whether younger students should have the responsibility of having their own computer," district spokesman John Hanna told the Tribune.