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Document Number: 2199

E-Rate and the Digital Divide: A Preliminary Analysis from the Integrated Studies of Educational Technology MS Word - During the program's first two years, three out of four public schools and districts applied for the federal government's "e-rate" discounts on the cost of telecommunications services and equipment. The report also notes that much of the funding went to poor schools, and larger districts and schools. Participation rates vary by states, ranging from a low of 41% in Montana to highs of 93% in Georgia, 94% in Tennessee, 95% in Rhode Island, 96% in Arkansas and 99% in Hawaii’s single school district. (Prepared by Michael J. Puma, Duncan D. Chaplin and Andreas D. Pape at The Urban Institute for the U.S. Department of Education, September 2000)...
Author: Sherry Walker
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

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