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Children Reaping Technology Benefits

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Most U.S. children have access to technology tools and are reaping benefits in the areas of education, health, and economic opportunity, according to a report by the Children’s Partnership.

But the Washington-based advocacy group found that many children who are from poor families, or are Latino, African-American, or Native American, are missing out.

More than half the nation’s children ages 7 to 17 use home computers in school assignments, and public schools are almost universally connected to the Internet, the yearlong study found.

The report notes that the 29 percent of children from households earning less than $15,000 annually who use computers for school assignments is far below the 77 percent of children from households earning more than $75,000 who do so.

Vol. 24, Issue 39, Page 13

Published in Print: June 8, 2005, as Children Reaping Technology Benefits

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