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Google dominates K-12 education

Why it matters to you Your child is most likely to be using a Google Chromebook in the classroom lately, and least likely to use a Mac. It wasn’t that long ago that Apple was in first place in the United States education market, which the company had long pursued at least in part to expose students to Macs and increase the chances that they would continue to use Apple products later in life. Most recently, the iPad had a staggering share in education, as much as 94 percent of all tablets sold in education by some accounts. Now, that’s all changing. Between Microsoft’s efforts to target the educational market, and Google’s Chromebook initiative offering the lowest cost of entry, Apple has dropped to third place in the market, according to Futuresource Consulting. More: Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android Futuresource looked at mobile PC sales in the U.S. K-12 sector, which achieved 18-p