“Hundreds of middle school students and their parents crowded into Piedra Vista High School on Monday afternoon to receive free laptops, courtesy of Farmington Municipal Schools,” G. Jeff Golden reports for The Daily Times (Farmington, New Mexico).
“This is the first year the Farmington Learning Initiative, an ambitious program that provides Apple MacBooks for all district middle school students, is being instituted,” Golden reports.
“The Apple MacBooks come equipped with a 160 gigabyte hard drive, 2 gigabytes of RAM, a wireless internet adapter and a built-in camera. There are many programs pre-installed, all educational, from internet browsers to e-mail applications to multimedia software,” Golden reports.
Full article here.
Farmington Municipal Schools’ “Farmington Learning Initiative” website is here.
MacDailyNews Note: Robert Emerson, Farmington Schools’ Assistant Superintendent for Technology, tells MacDailyNews that 2,200 middle-school students and 175 teachers, or 2,375 total Apple MacBooks will be rolled out this year.