“Chatham County Schools (Pittsboro, NC) has spent $1 million from its reserve fund to buy 1,000 laptop computers for its high schools,” NBC17.com reports. “The district, a mix of schools in the backwoods and high-end subdivisions near Chapel Hill, wants to have a computer for each of its 7,400 students within the next several years.”

“The initial 1,000 Apple iBooks will be given to area high schools so teachers can each have one to take home and to fill carts that will move between classrooms for student use,” NBC17.com reports. “The district plans to set aside money in its budget over the next few years to buy more computers, and county officials said they would support the program, believing that technology in area schools will help attract businesses.”

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