Henrico County, Va., is entering the 10th year of its novel program to provide a laptop computer to every middle and high school student. Now ubiquitous, the laptops have become central to Henrico's instructional curriculum—and school officials say their use has expanded the possibilities for learning, engaged students in the learning process, and prepared them better for college and the workforce, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "You cannot have a 21st-century learning environment that doesn't have technology," said Christopher Corallo, executive director of Organizational Development, Quality and Innovation, which oversees Henrico's instructional technology. County officials, teachers, and students proclaim the one-to-one...

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