Study shows limited success of Ala. district's laptop program

07/25/2010 | Birmingham News (Ala.), The

Just 20% of students participating in an elementary-school laptop initiative in Birmingham, Ala., are using their computers regularly in class, a study shows. Officials ended funding for the 2-year-old XO laptop initiative this year because of budget concerns, but supporters of the program say more teacher training could help the initiative succeed.

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