Oswalt Academy hands out Apples to students in Walnut

Fifth-graders at Oswalt Academy in Walnut feel like they’re walking on air –
MacBook Air that is. The excited students received their brand new laptops last
week as part of the academy’s one-to-one computer program.

“They couldn’t wait to get their new computers, but it takes time to load all
the programs and settings on 130 laptops,” explained Principal Kevin Despard.

But families finally received the gleaming machines at the laptop learning
roll out night on Sept. 12. Proud parents and their smiling children learned all
about their MacBooks.

Despard noted the Rowland Unified school already uses more than 500 laptops
in the fifth to eighth grades. In addition, kids in kindergarten to fourth grade
use another

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story LAPTOPS.