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Document Number: 5895

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2003 - This report provides an excellent background on Internet access in schools nationwide, with statistics grouped around the areas of (1) school connectivity; (2) student access to computers and the Internet; (3) school Web sites; (4) technologies and procedures to prevent student access to inappropriate material on the Internet; and (5) teacher professional development on how to integrate use of the Internet into the curriculum. The report states that in 2003, nearly 100% of public schools and 93% of classrooms had Internet access, while 8% of all public schools provided students with laptop computers. Public schools more likely to lend laptops to students were secondary schools, those with fewer than 300 pupils and rural schools. (Basmat Parsad and Jennifer Jones, National Center for Education Statistics, February 2005)...

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