Missouri School Hopes 'Kindles For Kids' Catches On

A Missouri school district says it may be time to do without textbooks. The Central School District in Park Hills approved a program it calls "Kindles for Kids." Electronic readers would replace books. The project will only happen if electronics stores agree to donate e-readers, or money to buy them.

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A Missouri school district says it may be time to do without textbooks. The Central School District in Park Hills approved a program it calls Kindles for Kids. Electronic readers would replace paper books. There is a catch, symbolic of these parsimonious times. The school district will not pay for the e-readers. The project will only happen if electronics stores agree to donate e-readers, or the money to buy them.

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