No more pencils, no more books.

The mantra traditionally was reserved for students celebrating a three-month break from the classroom, but soon, even the summer school kids could be joining in the chant.

Thanks to a new online summer school program proposed at a recent Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education meeting, keyboards and monitors might replace pencils and books.

The program, known as PLATO, would be implemented in the summer of 2008 and would be available to current or rising high school students.

Stephanie Knott, spokeswoman for the school district, said the push toward online courses is due to a new state law and...

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