The Schaumburg, Illinois iBook program, which we noted in February, is kicking off this month with 1,735 laptops going to seven schools — another 1,735 will be distributed in spring and 1,735 more in fall 2004. “By fall 2004, each fourth- through sixth-grader in northwest suburban School District 54 will get an Apple iBook to use both in school and at home — about 5,200 computers total,” reports the Chicago Sun-Times. “The program has a total budget of $6.6 million, including hardware, wireless Internet access for classrooms and 21 digital video cameras.”