Digital library to lighten the load in Ridgewood (N.J.) schools

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Those 20-pound backpacks may soon be a thing of the past.

This summer, Ridgewood students will get more access to the Ridgewood Public Schools' digital library and, for soon-to-be high school freshmen and some upperclassmen, exclusively online textbooks for their biology, algebra I and II, art history and AP chemistry classes for the first time.

The switch will save the district some money in the long run, while also offering students multimedia extras, like instructional videos and online assessments, which enhance the traditional textbook experience.

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