Last week the U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature approved funds for a new pilot program to run during the 2012-2013 school year. Not all details have been decided, but the program will likely cover several grade levels of elementary, junior high school and high school students. The specific e-readers use din the pilot have not been chosen yet, but a number of gadgets including the Kindle, iPad, and Nook are being considered.
The pilot will be funded from the V.I. Textbook Adoption Program, a government fund of $7 million drawn from revenue from the V.I. lottery. The V.I. Department of Education will be required to submit a report on the pilot within a year of it beginning.
Hmm, I wonder if I can make time for a tour of the program?