Leaders Say Wireless Initiative Will Boost M-CAS Scores, Business

Pittsfield, MA – A pilot program that will give a laptop computer to each of the some 25-hundred students in the public and parochial middle schools in Pittsfield and North Adams received a major boost yesterday from the private sector. The program, which legislators saved by overriding Governor Mitt Romney's veto in the last budget go-round, means seventh graders will be handed an Apple laptop computer next September for classroom use. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief John Krol has the story.