Laptop program aimed to boost student performance in Mass. district

04/17/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Massachusetts school district will begin distributing Apple MacBook computers this fall to all students in eighth grade and high school. The $2.27 million plan is aimed at creating a technology-driven learning environment, which educators say will best prepare students for college and careers. "We fully expect to see measurable improvements in student performance," David Margil, school committee chairman, said.

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