Illinois district officials are phasing in a laptop requirement

06/17/2009 | Niles Herald-Spectator (Ill.)

An Illinois school board has voted to require every incoming high-school freshman beginning in 2010 to have a laptop computer and is phasing in the program over four years. "I do believe the use of a laptop should be another learning tool, that it should not replace teacher-provided instruction nor should it replace taking a pen to a piece of paper," said board member Eileen Valfer.

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