Natick Schools To Buy MacBooks For All High School Students

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NATICK (CBS) – Many districts are cutting teaching jobs and scaling back after-school programs.

But there is one local school spending big money on technology.

WBZ-TV’s Paul  Burton reports

Natick is spending more than $2 million to provide all of their eighth-graders and high school students with a MacBook.

School Superintendent Peter Sanchioni believes the initiative is intended to give Natick students an edge and is money well spent.

“This absolutely is the step for the future. Most colleges require their students to have a laptop computer when they enter. We feel we are giving them the competitive advantage,” says Sanchioni.

The money for the laptops comes from the regular school budget along with the budget to build Natick’s new high school.

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