Medford district buys 1,800 Chromebooks for new English curriculum

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Medford teachers hooted and high-fived outside the school district boardroom Monday after the school board adopted a new English language arts curriculum that some are calling a "game-changer."

"I can't even explain how exciting this is," said Jessica Hamlin, a North Medford High School English teacher.

Next week, Debbie Connolly, the district's supervisor of curriculum and assessment, will place an order for 1,800 Dell Google Chromebooks -- 40 for every high school English classroom and 35 for every middle school English classroom -- and for 55 charging carts, making the district's total investment about $1.09 million.

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