Putting a computer on the lap of every student might sound like a dream to most schools. But it's happening in one southern Florida school, where internet-ready notebook computers are becoming as prevalent as spiral notebooks in the standard student backpack.

In a pilot program that launched last fall, each of North Broward Preparatory School's 252 sixth-to-ninth grade students are receiving a StudyPro notebook computer to use in class and at home. It's part of the NetSchools program, a "total solution" package that includes the portable computers, school wiring, infrared service, internet access, teacher training,


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