How laptop programs have affected education in Maine

03/20/2011 | Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

Many educators say a 10-year-old program that put laptops in Maine classrooms has helped level the playing field for students and has kept them engaged in learning. One study also shows that students' writing test scores have improved across the state since the program's inception. Critics say the laptops are a distraction, but educators maintain that students are learning to balance the distractions and schoolwork, and are developing critical-thinking skills for using the Internet.

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