School officials in Vermont’s largest city are considering providing portable computers or iPads to all 1,900 middle and high school students in the Burlington district.
The Burlington Free Press says the proposed school budget for next year includes funding for the first year of a four-year phase-in that would make the computers available.
Details are still being worked out. But the first phase would introduce the devices to ninth-graders at Burlington High School in the 2012-2013 school year.
Burlington is one of a growing number of school districts that are moving beyond shared computers in classrooms and libraries and exploring programs in which schools assign a portable computing device to each student.