Education technology tour at N.R. Burger Middle School

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny l. DuPree and C Spire executives will get a first-hand progress report on, August 20, for the Hattiesburg Public school District's pilot education technology initiative that is equipping students and teachers at N.R. Burger Middle School with the latest laptop computers and high speed Internet connections to create the 21st century digital classroom.

The legislators and technology executives will tour the school and meet with students and teachers to discuss the use of computers in the classroom, the district's one-to-one technology initiative and how it is helping usher in the latest digital learning opportunities and efficiencies.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire, concluded the visit with comments about moving Mississippi forward with better education through technology.

N.R. Burger now has high speed Wi-Fi internet throughout its facilities. In addition, each student was given a chrome book laptop to work with while at school. Every teacher was also given a tablet that makes instruction from the teachers board to the students computer efficient.