New technology coming to Wake County classrooms as first of 52,000 laptops handed out

APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — Students in Wake County are getting new technology to help them during the school day.

Students at Apex High School open their new laptops (Lauren Haviland/CBS North Carolina)
Students at Apex High School open their new laptops (Lauren Haviland/CBS North Carolina)

Apex High School was the first school in the county to get new laptops. Wednesday, they opened boxes to 700 of them.

Students at the other high schools, middle and some elementary will also get them over the next several months — for a total of 52,000 laptops.

The new technology is able to reach classrooms due to the Capital Improvement Plan in 2013.

“It’s really going to make it much more efficient to actually be doing inside the class, instead of kind of battle for the computer areas that we have around the school. It’s going to make it much easier to do research and to do essays,” said Detrich Morrison Jones, a senior at Apex High School.

After the rollout is complete, all core classrooms in the district will have at least one device for every three students.

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