On January 28, several students in the Van Meter Community School District demonstrated to Iowa legislators the work that they are now able to do as a result of the district's 1:1 laptop initiative. Sandra Dop, the Department of Education's 21st Century Skills Coordinator, wrote about the encounter:

When the legislators asked, "So what can we do to get out of your way and let you go?", I nearly cried.

I will forever be proud to have witnessed it!

Will the legislators follow up their words with action? I can be hopeful, can't I?