Just two decades ago, many Arizona schools had only a few computers and taught lessons about typing—but Aug. 4 marked a drastic change for the state’s schools, as one of the first K-5 technology academies in the state opened its doors to students, the Arizona Republic reports. Scales Technology Academy in Tempe boasts a one-to-one ratio of students to laptop computers. The school’s principal, David Diokno, said it is the first Arizona elementary school to do so. The Arizona Department of Education does not track such information. "We saw that there was a need that was expressed by parents in our district," Diokno said. "We did a lot of research, and now we’re opening a brand-new school with close to 600 students." The academy is part of a growing trend within state districts to incorporate technology into classrooms…

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