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Document Number: 5896

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2002 - Based on a survey of over 1,200 public schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this report offers statistics organized under 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. According to the report, in fall 2002 99% of U.S. public schools were connected to the Internet and “there have been virtually no differences in school access to the Internet by school characteristics since 1999.” In addition, the ratio of public school students to instructional computers with Internet access dropped from 12.1 in 1998 to 4.8 in 2002. (Anne Kleiner and Laurie Lewis, National Center for Education Statistics, October 2003)...


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