The Detroit Free Press reports that Apple and Dell are both going after a US$156 million laptop order for Michigan’s schools. The deal will involve 130,000 laptops for every sixth-grade student in the state — and that’s just for the first year. Representatives from Dell and Apple have visited the state to try and woo educational leaders. “Apple probably has the edge, based on the much-publicized success it has had with the nation’s two most-watched educational experiments with wireless laptops,” the newspaper says. (Henrico County, Virginia and the state of Maine.) The decision on which company to select will be made in November, with the first districts getting their laptops in time for the January semester to start.