Are schools keeping up with technology?

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Greg Peck
March 15, 2013

At Milton Middle School, each student in grades seven and eight got an iPad this year.

In Orfordville, the Parkview School Board agreed last month to borrow $391,000 for a computer plan that will include equipping kids in grades 7-12 with iPads, starting with seventh- and eighth-graders next fall.

Here in Janesville, as The Gazette reported Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic School has issued an iPad to every child in grades 5-8.

So, you might ask, what is the Janesville School District doing to keep up with these smaller neighbors? Do our district administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Sunday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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