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St. Louis-area school ditches textbooks for tablets

Friday, August 19, 2011 | 11:19 a.m. CDT

HILLSBORO — A small high school in suburban St. Louis is tossing aside textbooks in favor of digital tablets.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Grandview High School in Jefferson County will use Android-powered Kyros Coby tablets in place of textbooks this year. Students will be allowed to take the tablets home. They'll be used to take tests, do homework and complete assigned readings.

An Internet filter blocks many sites, including pornography and Facebook.

Students will keep their tablets throughout their high school careers, then keep them when they graduate.


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