Oregon gets laptops.
Three Oregon middle schools will take part in a pilot program where sixth-graders will each receive a Gateway laptop 'computer this winter, according to One-to-One Laptop Pilot program officials.
The program is designed to improve test scores and prepare students for today's world by giving them their own laptops to be used in lessons in every sixth grade class. The partnership includes Intel Corp., the state Department of Education, and the Oregon Association of Education Service Districts. The three Education Service Districts selected for the program are Northwest Regional ESD in Hillsboro, High Desert ESD in Redmond and Malheur ESD in Vale.