Inside the tech divide in O.C. schools

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Schools across the county are rushing to put more technology in the hands of their students, a move fueled in part by new state standards and an increasing expectation that these students will compete in an increasingly digitized workforce after they graduate.

Under the Common Core State Standards, teachers will be pushing students to research topics on their own using online sources, making access to computers and the Internet more important than ever, said Gerardo Martinez, a coordinator of instructional technology with the Orange County Department of Education.

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