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Nook e-readers replace textbooks in Ohio school
A Cincinnati school has purchased 1,200 Nook Color e-readers to replace traditional textbooks. Officials say students at the school, which includes grades seven through 12, will be able to take the devices home, ensuring they have mobile access to academic resources. Officials say the Nooks will be less costly than traditional textbooks and help schools update texts more frequently. However, they also are worried about the potential for theft. The Cincinnati Enquirer (11/12)
Neb. district reverses course on iPad integration
Officials in a Nebraska school district have reversed an earlier decision to purchase iPads for students over concerns the devices may not meet the needs of the schools and their students. At issue, officials said, is concerns about off-site filtering of Web content and the “testing capabilities” of the iPads. For now, officials say, students will continue to…
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