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VIDEO: Tech demands raise back-to-school expense

Kids in elementary schools are even trading in their books for e-readers, and seeking out tablets or laptops in order to do online research, the CBC's Negar Mojtahedi reports.

Tablets, laptops and e-readers are now on many students' lists

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A recent Bank of Montreal survey says Canadian parents expect to spend on average $428 per child on back-to-school supplies — a figure that includes clothes, and technology.

Kids in elementary schools are even trading in their books for e-readers, and seeking out tablets or laptops in order to do online research, the CBC's Negar Mojtahedi reports.