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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Ishe Shearer, 14, of Bentonville and Heather Wise (from left) and Aubry Townzen, 14, of Bentonville pick up school-issued Chromebooks during an open house Thursday at Bentonville High School. The School District is issuing 5,000 Chromebooks for students to take home for the first time. They are for grades 9-12, they can take them home, use them in the community, public library and bring them back to the school to use. More and more, students are using “tech books,” meaning e-books. Students can access their tech books online, containing information that would have been in text books in the past. “It’s a life skill at this point to be able to learn in a blended environment where some of the curriculum research and books are online and some may be face to face in person,” said Jennifer Morrow, executive director of secondary schools.

Friday’s gallery includes photos of Bentonville students receiving new Chromebooks, a smoldering fire in what was the stump dump in Bella Vista and the 2018 Hall of Honor Luncheon for Fayetteville Teachers.

View the images in our gallery below.

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