The Chronicle-Independent of Camden, S.C., reports that the Kershaw County School District will give laptops to students at three of its high schools this month as part of a pilot technology plan. The first group of students will receive the laptops on Jan. 13. The laptop initiative is contained in an overall $8 million technology lease program with Hewlett-Packard, taking effect in the district over the next four years. The program will bring 1,200 laptops into local high schools each year.