Penn. board approves personal laptops for high school students

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

After a lengthy and fractious debate, the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Directors voted 5-4 to approve an initiative where all high school students will receive a personal laptop computer for the 2014-2015 school year during Tuesday night's meeting.

The "1:1 Technology Initiative" will equip every student with an 11-inch Apple MacBook Air device and reverse a trend in which the high school has been falling further behind in updating technology in their classrooms, according to the administration of Superintendent Robert Spengler.

By approving the measure, the district will now be able to propel students into 21st century learning and prepare them for college or career, administration officials said.

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