As the first month of Empire High School's ambitious technology experiment draws to a close, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker talked with eSchool News about the school's early trials and successes and offered these five "lessons learned" for the benefit of other administrators who might consider similar projects.

1. Understand that teacher support is critical.
That's why, instead of foisting the idea of a paperless learning environment on students and educators, Vail established Empire as an alternative high school, giving students the choice of enrolling and accepting applications from teachers who were ready and willing to accept


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