Boston Globe's 'Newspaper in Education' Program Going Digital

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Boston Globe’s Newspaper In Education program is launching a digital pilot program that is putting iPads—as well as digital subscriptions to BostonGlobe.com—into public school classrooms in Boston and Stoneham, Mass.

The pilot program is using $65,000 of vacation donation funds from Globe subscribers to pay for 75 iPads and projectors—50 in the Boston Public Schools and 25 in Stoneham High School. Digital subscriptions to BostonGlobe.com will accompany the iPads in each classroom, and teachers will be given a onsite tutorial. The program will run through the spring semester, then will be evaluated through teacher focus groups, according to Robert Saurer, the Globe’s director of customer experience and innovation.

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