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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 21, 2016
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Ahlf Junior High School EAST facilitator Kelly Martin, right, shows eighth-grader Emon Redmann how to wear the Oculus Rift equipment that was given to the school as part of its new EAST Initiative program that began this school year. Oculus Rift is a virtual-reality headset that allows students to take virtual tours.

Ahlf Junior High begins EAST Initiative

In one Ahlf Junior High School classroom where desktop computers line the wall, one group of students pose in front of a green screen while members of another group peer inside a 3-D printer. The technology is just a small part of what students can experience in the school’s new EAST Initiative classroom. Ahlf Junior High School in Searcy has begun the EAST Initiative for the first time and was the first Arkansas school to be supplied with EAST Initiative equipment for the 2016-17 school year. Ahlf Junior High is a seventh- and eighth-grade school. The Environmental and Spa... READ MORE

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