Colorado schools face challenges in transition to digital textbooks

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mesa County parent Elizabeth Chiono received letters from some of her son's teachers at the beginning of the school year informing her that he would not get textbooks in history and science classes.

The school district instead offers parents a link to online materials, causing the Chionos to have to rush to the school library before tests or to locate another computer whenever the outdated software on their own computer does not allow them to view schoolwork. It's a growing problem that has complicated the family's access to educational resources, but Chiono said other families face much more difficult situations.

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