Talent21 – Sixth graders at Lawrence Intermediate School received netbooks to use during and after school. Lawrence Township Public Schools received a $1.4 million grant to purchase the mobile computing devices. The students will keep the devices when they advance to seventh grade. The grant is called “Teaching and Learning with Essential new Technologies in the 21st Century” and was awarded by the NJ Dept. of Ed, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. About a fourth of the grant is dedicated to professional development for teachers to train them on making the best use of the devices and integrating them into the curriculum.