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They Are Catching On At School

February 13th, 2011 by Hank

I often cringe when I see all the kids on the way to and from school wearing heavy back packs. I know it will eventually harm their backbone and muscular structure. A breath of fresh air has blown in however, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater Florida High School became the first school in the world to offer every student a portable e-book reader. More than 2,000 students got a Kindle.
The Kindles at Clearwater High are programmed with key text books and more than 100 novels, along with access to local newspapers. Students can check their grades and assignments and even take tests on the Kindle.
Clearwater High reports total cost savings of $620 or more per student as a result of equipping the kids with e-readers. The big advantage though is that all the students now take their “books” home, study more, read more, and report more enthusiasm about learning.

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