Idaho Schools Prepare for First Round of Mobile Devices

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Monday, June 11, 2012

After finding out students at Twin Falls high schools won’t get mobile computing devices for another couple of years, Superintendent Wiley Dobbs is left with unanswered questions.

“We’re left scratching our heads about why we weren’t selected,” he said.

Dobbs said he’s disappointed because the district has been on the forefront of using technology in classrooms.

Under Students Come First, the state will distribute a mobile device — likely a laptop — to one-third of public high school students at a time beginning during the 2013-14 school year.

Dobbs said he’d like to work to influence state lawmakers to appropriate more money so all the school districts that are ready for mobile devices can receive them earlier.

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