Arizona school ditches texts for laptops

kids with laptops

An Arizona high school is set to become one of the first ebook-only schools, as it preps to hand out laptops to 350 students this fall. The cost for the laptops at Vail High School will be about $850 per student, compared to about $600 for textbooks. The school plans to supplement electronic versions of traditional textbooks with online articles assigned by teachers. Meanwhile, we assume the students are already planning for in-class LAN parties over the school's WiFi network. (Oh, and that's Vail, Arizona, not Colorado, so don't even think about moving there if your plans are to get a free lappie and hit the slopes.)

[Thanks, Kevin]