Talk about taking technology to new heights.

In a challenge to students, parents, her staff, and the community at large, elementary school principal Avonelle Kirby promised several months ago that if $50,000 could be raised to help fund a technology resource center for parents, she would spend a night on the roof of the school.

As it turns out, the community raised more than $54,000 and Kirby, principal of Arnold Elementary School in Jonesboro, Ga., recently paid up on her promise. Up the ladder of a firetruck, that is.

And when the firetruck arrived the evening of May 21, Kirby, sleeping bag


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