Janesville (Wis.) Schools Consider Technology Improvements

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Janesville School District is looking to boost its digital technology to improve student achievement, but providing a device to every student is not in the cards, at least not yet.

Officials presented a technology improvement plan to a school board committee on Tuesday night. It includes upgrades of existing classroom computers and purchases of more smart boards, with a goal of one smart board in every classroom in two years’ time.

The plan also calls for a study at Lincoln Elementary School in which each student in grades K-2 would get an iPad, and students in third grade would each get a Chromebook laptop. The study would seek to determine whether increased access to technology boosts student learning.

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