New Mexico's largest public school district appear to be numbered. Albuquerque schools moving toward 'techbooks'
The Albuquerque Public Schools board recently approved an $11.3 million
contract with a company that provides web-based resources instead of paper
District officials are calling the new materials "techbooks." They include
videos, interactive lessons, educational games, online reading passages and
Officials tell the Albuquerque Journal that contracting with Discovery Education is cheaper than buying new textbooks and
will better prepare students.
Some teachers are concerned about those students who don't have computers or internet access at home.
At Zuni Elementary, which piloted the program last year, a computer lab for students and parents is open after school and is accessible to students during the day.