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Vast Digital Divide Found in Nation's Schools

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Applications for federal E-rate money show broad gaps between poor and wealthy school systems' access to high-quality technologies and varying abilities among districts to purchase connectivity at affordable rates, a new analysis reveals.

The research, released last week by Education SuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, is based on data it collected and analyzed from more than 1,000 districts in 45 states. Collectively, the districts made $350 million in requests for funding during the 2013 application process.

The survey found that schools with higher levels of technology buy at cheaper prices and spend more money on Internet services.

Vol. 33, Issue 28, Page 4

Published in Print: April 16, 2014, as Vast Digital Divide Found In Nation's Schools
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