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Salem Supervisor Evera Sue Clary said she appreciates the laptop provided by the county. She has been using her business laptop and doesn’t want to mix county business with her personal business.

“Our town computer is an antique, and it’s impossible to Zoom at the town office because of lack of internet,” Clary said. “So for me to do these county meetings I was doing them from home on a personal laptop that needed to be used as other things and not for county Zoom.”

Easton Supervisor Dan Shaw said he does not need a laptop. He prefers to attend the county meetings in person.

Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell, the budget officer, said providing laptops to supervisors was brought up five or six years ago to cut down on the use of paper. The county could save a lot of money by not mailing information to supervisors, but instead providing

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School websites have the info students need

With schools in the Twin Harbors set to begin the 2020-21 school year this coming week, all have adopted some form of online learning based on recommendations from local and state health departments.

Here’s a quick rundown of what each district is doing and where to find more information.

Aberdeen School District

According to a letter to school district staff published on the district website on Aug. 24, due to a spike in cases, the Aberdeen School District is “not able to offer any in-person options for instruction at this time.”

The district will open the school year in a “100 percent distance-only format,” also known as remote or online learning, for all grade levels across all schools in the district.

The site says the district will be monitoring local COVID transmission rates and will adjust its plan accordingly.

For more information, visit asd5.org.

Hoquiam School District

Schools in the

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US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerbated by Trump administration sanctions on Chinese suppliers, according to interviews with over two dozen U.S. schools, districts in 15 states, suppliers, computer companies and industry analysts.

As the school year begins virtually in many places because of the coronavirus, educators nationwide worry that computer shortfalls will compound the inequities — and the headaches for students, families and teachers.

“This is going to be like asking an artist to paint a picture without paint. You can’t have a kid do distance

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Computers for all: East Lake, Shepherd students gifted with Chromebooks

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Marcus Goree, left, and Charlie Bell discover one of the new Public Education Foundation computers presented to students at East Lake Elementary School on Friday. Behind them, from left, are Christa Payne, vice president of the PEF, Jim Hill, board chairman of PEF, and Karen Hollis, of PEF elementary operations.
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Chromebooks arrive at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary. Photo courtesy of PEF Chattanooga.

Children at East Lake Elementary School knew something was up Friday morning when as community members, media and parents flooded their building.

Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students filed into the auditorium and sat on the floor, all chatting excitedly. Once Principal Joyce Lancaster took to the podium on stage, they fell silent.

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard it this quiet,” she said with a laugh.

Lancaster, as well as School Superintendent Rick Smith and Public Education Foundation President Dan Challener, explained to the students that the school

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Student’s Laptop Catches Fire During Remote School Class, Warning Issued to Parents

A North Carolina school system has issued a warning to parents after a student’s Chromebook laptop caught fire. In an email, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district said parents should not leave laptops plugged in and unsupervised for long periods of time, particularly overnight.



Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck, 9, takes an online class at a friend's home during the first week of distance learning for the Clark County School District amid the spread of the coronavirus on August 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A student from North Carolina recently had his Chromebook spark and smoke as he was attending a Zoom class.


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Goolsby Elementary School third grader Ava Dweck, 9, takes an online class at a friend’s home during the first week of distance learning for the Clark County School District amid the spread of the coronavirus on August 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A student from North Carolina recently had his Chromebook spark and smoke as he was attending a Zoom class.

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The parents of the student sent pictures of a damaged laptop to WXII 12 News, an NBC-affiliated local TV network in Winston-Salem, reporting that their son was

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The Best Laptop Brands for 2020

These days, laptops are a necessity. On the plus side, they’re never in short supply, and there’s one for every budget. On the downside, there are so many that choosing the best one for your needs can get overwhelming. The lifespan of a laptop ranges from three to five years on average. So, whichever one you choose has to fit your present and future needs. To narrow down your search, we’ve put together a list of the top brands for 2020.

The best

Dell

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Dell’s work, particularly in the ultrabook field, has yielded an incredible new crop of ultraportable laptops that work great, have powerful specs, and don’t give up the ghost without a fight. If you need a PC for work or school and want it to last for as long as possible, Dell’s machines are a great choice. And Dell has arguably one of the

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US faces back-to-school laptop shortage due to Trump sanctions on China over detention of Uighurs

A large number of American schools will not be able to provide laptops to students who are learning virtually this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic partly because of the Trump administration’s sanctions on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, it was reported.

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerbated by Trump administration sanctions on Chinese suppliers, according to interviews with over two dozen US schools, districts in 15 states, suppliers, computer companies and industry analysts.

As the school year begins virtually in many places because of the coronavirus, educators

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D70 still waiting on thousands of laptops for students

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — According to Pueblo County School District 70, they are still waiting on approximately 2,200 Chromebook laptops for students.

D70 started the school year under a remote learning plan. The district promised every student a laptop and the necessary equipment to learn from home.

According to Todd Seip, the D70 Communications Director, D70 ordered around 4,000 Chromebook laptops in April. They were ordered from a local supplier but still had to be shipped overseas from Asia.

Earlier this month the district received 1,600 laptops. The remaining 2,200 are still going through customs. The district hopes to have the missing laptops in students’ hands by the week of September 14th.

Seip says the school board did not believe this would be an issue in July when they made the decision to begin the school year under a remote learning plan.

Fortunately, Seip believes the missing laptop’s impact

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US faces back-to-school laptop shortage due to China sanctions

A large number of American schools will not be able to provide laptops to students who are learning virtually this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic partly because of the Trump administration’s sanctions on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, it was reported.

Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerbated by Trump administration sanctions on Chinese suppliers, according to interviews with over two dozen US schools, districts in 15 states, suppliers, computer companies and industry analysts.

As the school year begins virtually in many places because of the coronavirus, educators

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Choosing the right back-to-school laptop for in-school vs. remote learning

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There’s an inescapable truth to the new school year: Just about every student, from grade school through college, needs their own computer thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Through a mix of remote learning and in-person classes, sometimes with multiple children in the same family beaming into different virtual classrooms at the same time, it’s a one-device-per-person world, now, which means a big investment from not only schools but also parents. 

What does each type of student need? Remote students will have different needs than in-person or hybrid students. And there’s an issue that’s even more important right now — where can they find something that’s actually available to buy? Low-cost models are frequently out of stock, and even schools are having trouble getting enough laptops and chromebooks. The recommendations below are currently in stock, and I’ll update their availability as needed. 

Full-time in-person students

Some schools, but a

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