Raleigh County, W.Va. schools shift from textbooks to iPads

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Raleigh County students are going high-tech this year, becoming the first public school system in West Virginia to rely on iPads instead of textbooks. The program is called iRaleigh.

Mary Ann Foster, technology coordinator for Raleigh County Schools, said students in K-1 share iPads in the classroom, while second-grade students each have individual devices. Students in grades 3-12 each have an iPad they utilize in class and can take home.

“Parents have the option to opt out if they don’t want their students taking the iPad home,” Foster said, though the students must use them in class.

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