32 Idaho Districts Make Student Laptop List

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A mix of large and small school districts will be first in line when Idaho starts providing laptop computers for every ninth- through 12th-grader next year, according to a list obtained today by The Associated Press.

The state Department of Education selected 32 districts, allowing up to 47 high schools to participate when the laptops start going to students in 2013 under reforms championed by public schools chief Tom Luna.

The list includes big districts like Meridian and Boise in southwest Idaho, though they’ll be limited on how many high schools can participate. Tiny school districts such as Culdesac in the north and Kimberly in the south also made the cut, as did two charter schools.

The two charter schools selected are the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy and Idaho Distance Education Academy.

The laptops will first go to every high school teacher this fall.

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