Textbooks go digital for Huntsville city schools

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WTVM) - Old-fashioned textbooks are becoming a thing of the past for public school students in Huntsville.

The city school system is passing out laptop computers to students in fourth through twelfth grade as it converts from paper to a digital curriculum.

The switch is making Huntsville the largest school district in the country to convert to digital texts all at once.

The computers will cost the district about $3.2 million the first year.

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