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Back to School: TTUSD's 1:1 Chromebook program expands to fourth, fifth grades

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Gone are the days of overhead projectors and computer labs in the library. Walk into any major supermarket, and you’ll see kids of all ages playing on smartphones while their parent shops.

Schools across the country have worked to embrace the shift toward increased technology use — some more successfully than others.

The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, which kicks off the 2016-17 school year Thursday, is entering its fourth academic year of providing students with Google Chromebook laptops, and this year, the program will include some fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms.

“By issuing Chromebooks to students, it kind of levels the playing field and gives all students access to technology,” said Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education’s Executive Director Laura Abbey Brown.

The laptops are part of TTUSD’s one-to-one technology program and are provided through the district, with funding assistance from the Excellence in Education Foundation. (Read More...)