December 30, 2014

2014 In Review


By Chris Erickson

Numerous topics affected the residents of Mercer County during the past year, both good and bad. From new programs at the Beulah Public School District to the expansion of a drug task force to elections that decided on new officials and new buildings, the following report looks back at some of the news that punctuated the area throughout the past year.

JANUARY
iPads For Everyone
Learning initiative ahead
of schedule

The ongoing “1-to-1” learning initiative in Beulah Public Schools moved ahead again, well ahead of its previously-scheduled phases.
The initiative was initially referred to as the “iPad 1:1” initiative due to the use of those devices at the middle school, with the goal of the program to place digital teaching tools into the hands of students at the middle and high school levels. Initially, the school district had smaller success introducing digital tablets to middle schoolers as far back as the 2011-2012 school year, but the program really kicked off during Fall of the 2012-2013 school year.
The program was first


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