Laptops help school lighten children's load

02/10/2008 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Sixth-graders at a Maryland parochial school will carry a lighter load this fall as their school replaces three hefty textbooks with laptops equipped with online versions. "Some of the students are carrying 45 pounds," said William Rehrig, the school's dean of students. "Even with wheels, the kids have to carry them up and down the stairs."

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