Students Get High Tech

As is happening across the country, students are becoming more high tech in area classrooms. All public school students in Raleigh County will use iPads in the classroom when the new academic year begins. The school system will assign iPad2s to every student in grades two through 12. Kindergarten and first-grade students will share an iPad Mini with one fellow student. Superintendent Jim Brown tells The Register-Herald that school officials plan to phase in electronic editions of textbooks over the next five years. The agreement with Apple will cost the county about $7 million, but the district expects to save money in the long run.