Research indicates that students who have access to technology on a regular basis show a significant improvement in their learning skills over students who do not. With this in mind, the Barbers Hill Independent School District (BHISD) near Houston, Texas, recently implemented a wireless laptop initiative to provide students and teachers with high-quality technology resources to open up a whole new world of learning.

The district, with five campuses and more than 4,000 students, initiated the program at the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year. The initiative is being deployed in phases, starting with all seventh and


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