One of the restrictions that often keeps technologies from finding their way to the classroom is whether or not they can (or will) be supported by district IT services. Well the good news is that the iPad is going to be a device that can be integrated into most school network infrastructures. Issues concerning security, stability and compatibility appear to have been addressed by Apple (as they were for the iPhone and iTouch).
John C. Welch does a great job of addressing this concern in his recent article at MacWorld.com. If you or your IT professionals are uncertain, I would recommend taking a look at John's article below.