Any managed IT environment needs policies. One of the obvious ones is to refresh the hardware on some sort of schedule so that the tools people need are available and they aren’t hampered by running new software on old hardware. Commonly, security updates are available exclusively on the newest release of an operating system. Tablets are just the same, and education has been seeing as much of an influx of iOS devices as anywhere else.
Fraser Speirs has just gone through the process of evaluating replacements for iPads used in education, and discusses the criteria he’s come up with and his conclusions on his blog