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New program teaches students arts and sciences with an iPad

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A classroom at Garfield Elementary received a brand new iPad today.

It's one of ten given to teachers in the Yakima, Grandview, and Sunnyside school districts. It's part of a program launched by ESD 105 to help students learn subjects like math and science through painting and drawing. The iPad allows kids to create the artwork digitally and put it on the internet.

"It's exciting, the kids deserve it. This neighborhood they don't have access to a lot of technology, but they're capable so... I think it's... Going to work well," says Garfield Elementary Teacher Laurie Sevigny.

ESD 105 plans to post the pictures to an online gallery and constantly update the program, adding new objectives and techniques for students to learn.

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