If voters approve school bond packages in Lancaster and Forney, Texas, in the Nov. 7 elections, those districts will become the latest in the Lone Star State to begin replacing traditional hardbound textbooks with electronic versions.

The Plano and Irving, Texas, school districts have already introduced eBooks into some of their classrooms, and the Midland, Texas, school district is moving away from old-fashioned textbooks entirely, said Anita Givens of the Texas Education Agency.

"In some classrooms, teachers give students traditional textbooks to keep at home, and they use online books...

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