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Go ahead and freak out about the school with no books

By staff and wire services reports
September 16th, 2013

The Atlantic Wire reports that an all-digital school means no more books, no more heavy backpacks full of textbooks, and no more lockers to store those books. It also means saying goodbye to a lot high school accoutrements like highlighters, pens, and notebooks. And it’s already becoming a reality at an all-boys Catholic school in New York. “No one else in the country has this,”  Lisa Alfasi, an account manager at Pearson, a tech/educational company told USA Today. Pearson partnered with Archbishop Stepinac High School in West Plains, N.Y. and helped turn the school into one of the country’s few all-digital schools. Stepinac’s K-12 students are now connected, either through tablet or laptop, to the school’s library and have access to 40 textbooks needed for any class, “not to mention all sorts of note-taking, highlighting and interactive features.”

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