SCHOOL BUCKS BOOKS FOR IPADS TO SAVE MONEY
Some of the best students in Brunswick County are now working with some of the best technology in the world. Their school spent close to $60,000 in a long-term cost-cutting measure. Students at Brunswick County Early College High School have long been No. 1 with a No. 2 pencil. Now teachers are asking them to put down the pen and paper and pick up a brand new iPod."What we are going to do is provide iPods for 137 of our students who are taking college classes," Principal Vicky Snyder said. Though the $60,000 price tag may seem steep to some, Snyder says that in a few years the iPads will have paid for themselves through cost savings."There is a significant savings by doing it on the e-books," Snyder said. "A chemistry college textbook available at the bookstore would be $230. We can download that same book on the e-book for $99."