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Lee County Adding WiFi To School Campuses

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Lee County school system will spend $135,000 in federal funds to have wireless Internet on its campuses.

Federal Programs Director Casey Dye tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/UFGMcW) that the school district will buy 119 laptops and distribute them to schools based on student enrollment and the number of students at the school who take state tests. Teachers will then be able to check out the laptops to use in their classrooms.

Dye says the wireless Internet access also will make it easier for teachers to use other technology, like tablet devices or interactive projectors. Many teachers have recently added the projectors, which allow them to display information from the Internet to their students.

Dye says the wireless access will allow teachers to use the devices more smoothly.