Edgecombe County High School Students Get Free Laptops

As of Saturday morning over two-thousand students in Edgecombe County will be wired to the information superhighway.

As part of a grant the school district received, high school students from Edgecombe County now have laptop computers they can take home.

The principal of Southwest Edgecombe High School says now students across the county will link up with their teachers and have a computer lab right in the classroom.

A spokesperson says Wilson and Green counties have done something similar and have seen great results.


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  • by zack callahan Location: scottsbluff NE on Feb 24, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    plz im a 15 year old high school student who is backed up on homework plus i have an IEP and i realy need a free laptop please help me out my address is 19 west 19th st Apt. #1 scottsbluff NE 69361
  • by Annette Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2009 at 07:37 PM
    I would also love to see the condition of these in a few months. Why would someone spend money (probably our tax dollars) on things like this. Yeah it would be a good idea to get computers for the school, but for every individual student....to take home and probably get in trouble with all sorts of things online. C'mon now, the government/school systems need to re-evaluate things like this. Kids don't take things like this serious
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 26, 2009 at 09:23 PM
    Blake; the lap tops are 'note books'. :)
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 26, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    i'd like to see a report on the condition of these laptops six months from now.
  • by Blake Location: GreenVille, NC on Jan 26, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    wtf...wile the tax payers are struggling because of the economy these kids get to take home laptops instead of books? this world is in dept and we are giving and giving away money every year...with the lottery pshh instead of giving it away how about making the economy better and fix our depts..
  • by Millie Location: Pinetops on Jan 26, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    hey everybody
  • by Neil Shlonson Location: NC on Jan 26, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Ever hear of giving these kids a book instead? HUUUUUGE waste of money and resources on kids that are barely literate to begin with. Generation Y is a failure, across the board.
  • by YIKES! on Jan 25, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    Free?! Yeah, somebody paid for these laptops THE TAX PAYERS!!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jan 25, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    WHY don't more schools get this type of grant? Greene, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties can get this, why Beaufort, Pitt, Martin.....???
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Buzz-Exactly!
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