Working to bridge the "digital divide"
| Jan 07, 2011
An increasingly digital world has pushed school districts to incorporate more technology into the learning process. Students tap the Internet to do everything from researching assignments to collaborating with classmates on projects.
But while the “digital divide” is narrowing, it hasn’t closed in urban and rural communities. One-third of U.S. households has no Internet access. Those families look to public libraries and school media centers as resources for their children. School districts try to accommodate students by opening libraries and computer labs before and after the school day and at lunch.
Read more in this article by Monica Scott of The Grand Rapids Press