The quicker Oklahoma schools jump into the new wave of personal computing, the more benefits the state will reap, according to U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla.
A three-year pilot program being implemented at Mayfield Middle School in the Putnam City School District takes a big step in that direction.
The PALS (Personal Access = Learning Success) project was funded through the STAR schools grant from the U.S. Department of Education last fall at Istook's request. The $250,000 grant represents a partnership between Putnam City Schools and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to bring hand-held computing technology to teaching and learning.
Before the …