KY School District Buys iPads for Students
NEWPORT, KY - The Newport Independent School District plans to equip every high school student with an iPad.
According to The Kentucky Enquirer, the district paid $400 each for 470 iPads using a mix of state and district money, and the devices are expected to be distributed starting in November.
Adopting devices such as iPads, smartphones and laptops as academic tools is an ongoing, if slow, trend among school districts throughout the country.
At Newport High School, teachers already have iPads and have been using them to plan curriculum.
School officials believe the iPads are worth the investment because they expect them to help improve academics, especially at a high school currently under state intervention because of low test scores.