The Boston Globe is revamping its Newspaper in Education program by transitioning from traditional print papers in the classroom to iPads. As part of a test program, the Boston Globe is placing iPads with news subscriptions in Boston Public Schools along with Stoneham High School.
Boston Globe moves its papers in schools program to iPad
The paper is spending US$65,000 donated from Boston Globe subscribers to put 75 iPads and projectors into the schools with plans to evaluate to program at the end of the spring semester. The iPads will include digital subscriptions to the newspaper. The change will make it easier for students to access news as part of their classes, too.
"In the past, we have had to rely on the limited number of desktops or laptops available in schools," said Boston Globe director of customer experience and innovation Robert Saurer. "Computers are often not available for social sciences classes, or for other work where students would benefit by being able to do their own online research."
Assuming the iPad pilot program is well received, the Globe hopes to expand it into more classrooms.