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Cleburne School District goes digital

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Cleburne schools officials have authorized a plan to do away with textbooks and have students learn core subjects on laptop computer. The district plans to implement the digital program next year.  The city's education board says they will purchase 800 Google Chromebooks for high school students.  Officials say this will cost the district about $391,200.
Superintendent Claire Dryden says students will be given a laptop and a tutorial on using them during their summer oorientation .Officialssay the laptops will be loaded with PDF versions of required textbooks for core classes - including math, science, reading and language arts. Students will also be able to access the textbooks online from other internet-enabled devices.
Dryden says aside from preparing students for a computer-based workforce, the laptops are cheaper to buy annually than textbooks.
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