- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A new Vermont Agency of Education technology survey suggests there are more laptops and other devices in the state’s schools than there are students.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/2b2ETcI ) schools in the state own approximately 85,000 devices for students, of which there are approximately 77,000 in kindergarten through high school.

The survey found that Chromebooks make up 47 percent of all computer devices, up from 28 percent in 2015. Chromebooks are Google’s inexpensive laptops that rely on internet programs.

Of the 305 schools in the survey, 237 of them said they access the internet through fiber optic connections. A majority have high-speed access.

Peter Drescher, the AOE’s education technology coordinator, says the agency’s first priority is ensuring schools have adequate technology, and next is encouraging use in the classroom.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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