Small State Takes A Big Step In School Laptop Initiative

September 2001
Electronic Education Report;9/26/2001, Vol. 8 Issue 19, p6
Trade Publication
Reports the proposal of educational programs in supplying the seventh-graders and eight-graders with laptop computers in Maine. Price range of the computers; Emphasis on Internet connections and word processing; Increase state funding for the education programs.


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