Laptops in Henrico County, Va., middle schools are up for contract renewal next year, and the county -- a pioneer in one-to-one computing when it first announced its laptop initiative -- is soliciting input from parents on what to do about the machines, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The current four-year contract, which ends June 30, supplies an Apple laptop computer for every middle school student. Considerations in the renewal process will include whether to stick with Apple models, switch to Windows-based computers, or move to smaller netbooks. Parents so far have said they like for their children to have access...

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