Kansas district gives students take-home computers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Liberty will pay about $900,000 a year for four years to lease about 3,200 MacBook Air laptops for all high school students.

Thousands more will be spent to upgrade software and pay for product licenses, computer bags, expanded wireless connections, and teacher training.

Teachers will get laptops over the summer to begin their work, and students will get theirs in the fall.

The district came to its decision after a year of community meetings and visits to other districts across the country that have invested in 1:1 initiatives.

They also visited with Kansas City, Kan., which had much less experience to draw on when it made its leap in 2007-2008.

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