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A big step forward in bridging the digital gap for Houston students.

A year ago, the Houston school superintendent announced the new “Power-Up” initiative to provide every student with a laptop computer.

More than 19,000 laptops will be given to students to use at school and at home.  HISD Trustee Wanda Adams says it helps level the educational playing field.


“This is one of the ways our students can be able to reach beyond the walls and reach beyond the schools and have the laptops to take home to be able to access those resources any time of the day,” Adams said.

District administrators will be at Madison High School in southwest Houston Tuesday to meet some of the first students who will get their own laptops.

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