Jefferson County school officials have experienced an excellent outcome in its $5 million iBook for students deal.

Just five months ago, the education district furnished iBooks to nearly 3,000 students - and the move is impacting positively on student attainment.

A report in today's
Lexington Herald Leader claims that learning has increased, teachers are making lessons more engaging and students have been motivated to spend more time reading, writing and researching.

One school principal told the local news source: "They're like sponges. For many of them it's opened up a whole new world."
While a small minority of students have misused their Macs to explore pornography or peer-to-peer networks, anecdotal evidence suggests the scheme to have been a success.

"If achievement at the four schools improves after four years, laptops might be issued in more schools", the report claims.