Bedford Co., VA - Bedford County's School Superintendent says there will be a lot more technology and blended learning in the classroom this year.
The school system currently uses Ipod Touches in some schools. The Superintendent says that trend will continue.
This year there will be more online classes offered, which is in compliance with a new state requirement, mandating students to take at least one virtual or online class.
Students will also be required to take an economics and personal finance class before they graduate. Besides that, Bedford County is offering kids more career experience with their Career Readiness Program.
"Even if they don't intern in field that is their ultimate career or calling, it does give them some real experience in a variety of business type setting from hospitals, to law firms, to clerk's offices," said Dr. Douglas Schuch, superintendent.
The new internship program will be available at all three county high schools this year.