Lauderdale County Schools Turn To Digital Initiative

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - On Monday, the Lauderdale County School leaders  introduced a one to one digital initiative using the Google Chrome laptop. The laptop is aimed to help students engage and expand the way they learn.

Dana Scott was one of the many parents who packed out Brooks High School gym to learn about the new digital initiative.

"I think it will make the whole process with homework, coming home from school from the classroom to home will make it easier,” said Scott.

The initiative will start with eighth graders and then passed along to other students in other grades.

Superintendent Jenifer Gray said the reason eighth grade students are receiving the laptop first is because she believes eighth graders engage fastest when it comes to learning with electronic tools. The goal for the one to one digital initiative is for every student in Lauderdale County to have a electronic learning device.

"In order to prepare them to go on to college or to the workforce. They need to have a tool like this in their hands to become familiar with it now and help them better succeed," said Gray.

Textbooks will not be eliminated from Lauderdale county schools, but an electronic version will be installed in each laptop.