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West Rusk HS students get laptops


NEW LONDON, TX (KLTV) - Students at an East Texas high school are more excited to study and do their homework. They received new laptops Thursday.

At West Rusk High, freshmen all the way up to seniors got their own laptop they can use at school and even take home.

It is all thanks to a grant from the state that West Rusk applied for several years ago. They were one of only 25 districts in the state to get the grant.

Both students and teachers are excited about the possibilities this new way of learning can bring.

"Teachers received training last year on how to shift their instruction from lecture based to instructional strategies that are all web enhanced, using web 2.0 tools, social networking tools, blogging, using flip video cameras," said Michelle Cline, with West Rusk ISD.

West Rusk High School says the computers also wireless.

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