Excerpt from Cross Roads News
By Rosie Manins | Updated
DeKalb County School District is spending more than $27 million on new laptops that middle and high school students and teachers can take home.
The district says it is providing 80,285 “chromebook” laptops to schools through its two-year Digital Dreamers project, designed to ensure every child has equal access to modern education.
Students will get 74,085 chromebooks, and teachers, 6,200 at a cost of $27,194,450.
The laptops will allow students without a computer or internet access at home to keep up with their studies and homework, which are becoming predominantly computer-based. Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that about 25 percent of students in urban school districts do not presently have access anytime, anyplace, anywhere.