When Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) gets Chromebooks in the hands of all 55,000 of its students and staff, the first question might be, "How long will this last?" As an educator who has worked in schools with laptops and Chromebooks for kids, I can tell you that the honeymoon phase never really exists. In fact, someone will have an issue on day one, and those issues will continue. Keep in mind that Chromebooks themselves are not the culprits. Not always. The network will be taxed. Power cords will be lost. Logins won't work. All that.
In order to make life just a little easier, CCPS should look at investing in a little insurance for the new Chromebooks. The machines are fairly sturdy, but they do have some screen flex, and that means that when a student "accidentally" picks on up by the screen (and this WILL happen), the screen could bend too much. Get the Cranium in order to limit stress on the screen. As a bonus, the Cranium is a white board, which could save a separate purchase for students. The Cranium cannot make sure students charge their Chromebooks, and it can't remember forgotten passwords, but if it saves screens from having to be replaced, then it does its job. More info at Educabana.
Brian Jaeger writes columns for respectable websites all over the kingdom.