Cobb County School District has chosen Apple as its supplier in the largest ever one-to-one computer learning initiative.

It's good news for Apple, which last week learned that its previous big deal deal to supply notebooks to Henrico County has ended, with that US education district choosing to educate Dell-boys (and girls).

Cobb County School District has a program called "Power To Learn". The aim is that Apple will furnish every student and teacher in the education district with iBook G4s.

Massive deployment

Over 17,000 of these Macs will be supplied for teachers across the district and students at four high schools in the autumn. Once testing on the four student sites has been completed and the board has approved the next phase of the scheme, the second and third phases of the scheme means 63,000 iBooks will be deployed.

"We're thrilled to work with Cobb County public schools on this landmark one-to-one initiative," said Tim Cook, Apple's executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations.

"School districts across the country have improved student achievement with the help of Apple's one-to-one solutions, and this ambitious project will give Cobb County students a tremendous academic advantage."