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Alabama students to get laptops as school year looms

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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Technology is coming to every student in one Alabama county as the new school year looms. 

Autauga County’s board of education approved the purchase of 5,000 Chromebooks for students during a recent meeting. That’s on top of the 4,200 laptops that had already been ordered. The system has about 9,200 students enrolled.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports the idea is to make the transition to virtual learning for periods of time, or for the entire year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, as seamless as possible. School begins Sept. 8.

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