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Every student at Austin East Magnet High School got an iPad this week as part of the Knox County Schools' School Technology Challenge.

The program aims to bring technology into classrooms and support personalized learning for every student.

Students will use the iPads throughout the school year at school and at home. Austin East's principal says they are tools that will help students learn at their own pace.

"With this individualized learning, the kids will be in the same room but they'll be able to differentiate and learn at their own pace. And these devices will be taken home and the teachers can -- the teachers will individualize assignments to send home with each child," said Principal Benny Perry.

The program started last year with 11 schools. The iPads are paid for by a state grant.

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