Ala. considers move to digital textbooks

11/5/2013 | Gadsden Times (Ala.), The

Proposed legislation in Alabama would secure $100 million to help schools transition from traditional textbooks to electronic texts. Officials say the funds would allow schools -- on a voluntary basis -- to purchase laptops, tablets and other technology, which could be used in place of paper textbooks. If approved, officials said it could take two to three years, or more, for the money to be distributed to schools.

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