Idaho School District Issues Laptops To High School Students

Aug 16, 2016

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An Idaho school district will hand out nearly 2,000 laptops as the first phase of a personalized learning initiative.

KTVB-TV reports the Nampa School District will issue the Dell Latitude laptops to Columbia High School students this week. The computers can be used at school and at home.

The laptops are part of a three-year, $3.5 million project to modernize classroom technology and curriculum. It will also feature professional development for teachers.

Superintendent David Peterson says the initiative is about providing the necessary electronic tools for students and teachers as the district moves toward more personalized, project-based learning.

Ninth-graders will be able to use the laptops throughout all four years at Columbia High School.