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Updated: 06/17/2014 11:25:16AM

$126K for science

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SUN FILE PHOTO BY IAN ROSS

Then-L.A. Ainger Middle School eighth-graders Alex Chapman and Donal Wyman use touch-screen computers in the school's "Tech Smart" classrooms this past spring term. The program soon will expand to Charlotte County's other three middle schools — Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Murdock — thanks to a $112,000 grant from the Selby Foundation, out of Sarasota.

By PAUL FALLON

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Middle school students around Charlotte County will be greeted by what officials believe is the school of tomorrow when they return to their classes this fall.

A $112,000 grant from the Selby Foundation in Sarasota, along with $14,000 from the Punta Gorda Rotary Club, will be used to purchase equipment to set up “Tech Smart” classrooms in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Murdock middle schools, said Mike Riley, Charlotte County Public Schools spokesman. L.A. Ainger Middle School already has two Tech Smart classrooms, which opened in February.

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