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Students Help Bentonville School Technology Run

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF Cole Cable, 18, a Bentonville High School senior, prepares new laptops Wednesday destined for use at Washington Junior High at the Bentonville School District Technology Center. Cable is a participant in the district’s Technology Apprentice program.

Schuyler Wheelhouse, a Bentonville High School senior, was intrigued when he heard about the opportunity to intern with the School District's Technology Department.

At A Glance

21st Century Technology

The Bentonville School District significantly has increased its collection of iPads and laptops through the 21st Century Technology initiative. That program started in 2012 through a partnership between the district and the Bentonville Public Schools Foundation. Classroom teachers who apply to the program may be selected to receive enough iPads or laptop computers for their entire class. Forty-nine grants worth a total of about $1 million have been awarded to teachers. Another $500,000 of grants will be awarded this year.

Source: Staff Report

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