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How Idaho’s $180 Million Education Technology Contract Impacts HP’s Multibillion-Dollar Bottom Line

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna and Gov. Butch Otter at Tuesday's announcement. Meridian School Superintendent Linda Clark and Hewlett-Packard Vice President Von Hansen are also pictured.

Idaho’s Students Come First laws are controversial for a lot of reasons.

There are the limits the laws impose on teachers’ unions, and the potential effects on teachers’ job security.

Now there’s something more to consider: local tech jobs.  This week Hewlett-Packard won a $180 million contract to provide computers, maintenance and technical support to every high school student and teacher in Idaho.

To hear StateImpact‘s story about what this agreement means for HP, click on the audio player below.


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