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|Learning turns to laptops|
|Posted by: Susan Einhorn|
|DISADVANTAGED schools should have access to laptops by now through a federal government program, a local MP says.
Lyne MP Rob Oakeshott has called on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to release $3 million for the One Laptop per Child program to further aid disadvantaged communities in Australia.
Long Flat Public School, west of Port Macquarie, is one of three primary schools in the state that have been trialing the program since last year.
Principal Paul Mason said the 35 pupils had benefited from having access to their own laptops at school.
“We’ve got to a stage in society where one or two computers in a classroom doesn’t cut it,” Mr Mason said.
|Source: Port Macquarie News (AUS) | Published: February 6th, 2012|
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