Students photograph themselves with an iPad during a class at Broadacres Elementary School in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took just a week for nearly 300 students who got iPads from their Los Angeles high school to figure out how to alter the security settings so they could surf the Web and access social media sites, prompting district officials to halt a $1 billion program aimed at putting the devices in the hands of every student in the nation’s second-largest school system.
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Emmanuel Angeles, raises his hand to be called on while doing a worksheet in an English Language Learner summer school class at the Cordova Villa Elementary School, June 12, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, California schools will receive an additional $3.6 billion this year, with much of it targeted to the neediest students. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) by Peter SvenssonAP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles’ school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks. The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved the purchase of $30 million worth of iPads as the first part of a multi-year commitment. It found that the iPad was the least expensive option that met its specifications.