KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Public School District is continuing its transition into digital education with parent rollout meetings to help parents understand how laptops will assist in learning in the classroom.
The first meeting was held at Carver Dual Language School on Thursday afternoon.
More than 300 students will receive laptops and will transition into a new style of learning as they are trained on how to pursue the new technology. Carver parents and students familiarized themselves with the devices and the digital curriculum.
Nelis welcomed parents and students and separated each. The parents went to the cafeteria for an informational session; the students went to their classrooms to get their laptops.
"This is directly related to learning. They will have a new tool at their disposal the laptop, everything will be in the laptop. The textbook is in the laptop," Nelis said.
In the coming months, all of the students in the KCPS District will have laptops to assist in learning.
Similar meetings will be held at Lincoln Prep, 6:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 23, and at James Elementary, 6 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 1.
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