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School systems open with stronger links to technology

School systems open with stronger links to technology

On the first day at Lyons Mill Elementary school in Owings Mills on Monday, Alayla Michael was bursting with questions about the new laptops her class will use this school year. "It is a better way to learn," said the 10-year-old, who believes learning on a tablet will be more fun than using paper and pencil. "It is fundamental." Baltimore County is one of several school districts in the region expanding the use of laptops in the new school year — spending millions to put devices in the hands of youngsters. Although approaches are different in each district, educators across the state say schools must move away from computer labs, where most of a school's...

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