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Going One-to-One in Urban Schools

Beginning in spring 2013, students in seven elementary schools throughout the Project LIFT zone in Charlotte, North Carolina began to receive XO laptops provided by the organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for use both within their classroom and at home. This report details Research for Action’s (RFA) mixed-method evaluation of the first year and a half of the implementation of this initiative, including data from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. We provide descriptive information on how often and for what purposes teachers and students used their XO laptops, as well as analyze successes and challenges with XO laptop integration.