Calling it "another sign of the increasing education disparity between Rhode Island’s affluent suburban towns and its economically challenged inner cities," RI Future, a progressive local website, ran a story Tuesday noting that while the EG School Committee is exploring the idea of outfitting every high school student with an iPad, Central Falls doesn't have enough textbooks to go around.
Central Falls Supt. Fran Gallo says in the story students will sometimes share the same text books and teachers "will stagger homework assignments so that each class can take the textbooks home at different times during the semester."
“I don’t disagree with you that there should be a better statewide technology funding program," EG School Committee Chair Deidre Gifford is quoted saying in the article.
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To read the full story, written by EG's own Bob Plain, editor of RI Future and former editor of both my02818 and EG Patch, click here.