“During a presentation last week at the District 220 Board of Education meeting, a committee of teachers and administrators outlined a plan to use MacBook Air laptops to infuse technology into classrooms,” Bridget O’Shea reports for The Barrington Courier-Review.
“The initiative, referred to as Digital Age Learning, calls for 600 MacBooks to be provided to Barrington High School [Illinois] students during the 2013-14 school year,” O’Shea reports. “‘We’ve been researching this on an ongoing basis,’ Cindy Jaskowiak, assistant superintendant for educational programs and assessment, told School Board members during the March 13 meeting. ‘“We think that a MacBook Air provides our students with the widest range of technological applications.'”
O’Shea reports, “The School Board responded favorably of the plan, despite expressing financial concerns. ‘We have to move forward,’ Board member Timothy Hull said. ‘We’ll have to find a way to fund it, one way or the other.'”
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