Students at the Washington County Career Center are receiving the latest technology to encourage reading.
Thanks to a federal Rural Appalachia Grant, each junior and senior will be receiving Amazon Kindles to use in class this year and some already got theirs Thursday.
Students will be downloading textbooks on these eReaders but will also continue to use some hard copy textbooks.
Washington County Career Center Director Dennis Blatt said "We know that no students anywhere in our country read as well as we'd like them to read. We know that students are real comfortable with technology so we think by using technology to allow students to read that we'll improve their ability to read."
Eventually administrators would like to phase out hard copy textbooks and be able to give each student a Kindle to keep.