Maryland district partners with local internet provider

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Frederick County students who rely on the strength of their wireless signal to help them connect to their school work will get a boost from a new collaboration among county schools, libraries, parks and the internet provider Comcast.

“Students today are plugged in,” creating new ways of learning, Jason Anderson, executive director of curriculum, instruction, assessment and innovation for Frederick County Public Schools, said during a news conference Tuesday to announce new ways the county and schools plan to incorporate technology.

Heavy, expensive textbooks are becoming obsolete, and the county’s public schools are committed to providing an environment that will engage students to make sure they’re ready for college or a career upon graduation, he said.

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