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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Arlington students to get iPads

By Washington Post editors

Arlington public schools will use a $70,000 donation to buy more iPads for its elementary school and career center students, the Washington Examiner reports.

The Children’s Fund of Metropolitan Washington gave the school system the grant to support the Virginia Department of Education’s “Beyond Textbooks” initiative, which stresses digital technology in the classroom.

The district will buy 120 iPads to be shared among students at Barret, Carlin Springs and Randolph elementary schools and the Arlington Career Center — schools chosen because more than 51 percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch and more than 48 percent have limited English proficiency.

Read more about how Arlington schools are using iPads in the classroom in the Washington Examiner:

By Washington Post editors  | November 19, 2010; 11:02 AM ET
 
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Comments

How will an iPad improve literacy any better than a book. Technology is not always the answer. Stick to the basics first.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 19, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Does Apple not offer a reduced price for schools? Do they donate nothing?

Posted by: scarletpumpernickel | November 19, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Technology is not always the answer. Stick to the basics first.

Posted by: jckdoors | November 19, 2010 1:58 PM

CoSign!

and STAMPED...

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 19, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The iPad is an excellent tool for this type of education. Before you knock it do some research!

Posted by: dezlboy1 | November 19, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Half of theses kids can't speak english!!!They should be using the money for teacher raises. Another example of the vast expenses of teaching illegals in this country...

Posted by: mark0004 | November 19, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Half of theses kids can't speak english!!!They should be using the money for teacher raises. Another example of the vast expenses of teaching illegals in this country...

Posted by: mark0004 | November 19, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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