A few hundred Arizona high school students can cross books off their fall back-to-school lists. The Vail Unified School District outside Tucson is getting ready to open the doors of the state's first all-wireless, all-laptop high school. There, students will use electronic and online articles as part of more traditional teacher lesson plans.
About 350 students at Empire High School will be loaned $850 laptops for the duration of the school year, and district officials hope to eventually increase enrollment to 750, according to The Associated Press. A set of textbooks runs about $500 to $600, the report said. … Read more