Next fall, students in the Trumann School District will be using new technology every day in school.
TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) – Next fall, students in the Trumann School District will be using new technology every day in class. According to Superintendent Myra Graham, who is in her first full year at Trumann, the district will lease-purchase approximately 1,700 MacBook Pro and Air computers and iPads for teachers and students. Graham said iPads will go to children in grades K-2. Students in grades 3-12 will be given laptop computers. Later grades will be able to take their devices home.
Graham said her aim is to get students ready to take the Common Core benchmark test in 2014. Arkansas is one of 43 states to join the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The CCSSI is an attempt to "level the playing field" among standards for students nationwide.