Fresno Unified officials buy 1,000 wireless laptops that will fit on students' desktops

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Nov 28, 2007 11:53 PM EDT
FresnoBee; By Pablo Lopez
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For nearly a year, Fresno Unified school officials searched for a laptop that wouldn't clutter a student's desk. Thursday, school officials said they purchased 1,000 wireless laptops that fit on a desk alongside textbooks and notebooks, as well as give students the opportunity to build a digital portfolio of essays, drawings and other creations. Fresno Unified hopes the laptops will help students increase test scores through the ability to research information on the Internet, as well as halt five years of declining enrollment by enticing parents to send their children to the district's schools.

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