Orange County Schools Work to Bridge Digital Divide

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Goodbye textbooks – hello computers. Your child will use more technology in the classroom by 2015.

The advancement in technology is also causing a large divide – between those kids with a computer at home and those without.

Florida school districts must provide students with more digital textbooks by 2015, but many families can’t afford a computer and don’t have Internet access at home.

"I don’t know how any family, or student I should say, thrives or much less survives in public education without access to the Internet,” said Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette said.

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