Archbishop Stepinac High School, in White Plains, N.Y., is one of the first schools in the U.S. to do away with paper textbooks. Instead, the all-boys prep school requires students to use tablets and laptops in class. (Data provided by Statista.com.)
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
APRIL 10, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
10 COTTAGE PLACE, SUITE 12G
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, 10601
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - LEGAL FUNDING GROUP INC.
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