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Fri December 27, 2013
Hundreds Of Laptops Given To Little Rock School District Students
A new computer distribution program will put laptops in the hands of 800 fourth and fifth grade students in the Little Rock School District.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette Reports the largest school district in the state, with 25,000 students, will to continue to hand out laptops each year, with the initial four-school pilot program costing the district about 1 million dollars.
Physical books will still be an option, but the laptop is intended to be the primary learning tool. The plan eventually has all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, learning from their own individual laptop.