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Bridging the digital divide

 

Last updated 11/15/2012 at Noon



Edmonds School Board had a challenging task before it Tuesday evening: bridging the ever-growing digital divide between students with and without Internet access at home, without further widening the gap or alienating those on the wrong side.

Board members carefully weighed the pros and cons of a district-wide e-mail system that would assign an e-mail account to every student from kindergarten through 12th grade, on an opt-out basis, and directed Kim Mathey, Manager of Instructional Technology, to research other issues that came up during Tuesday’s discussion.

Mathey and her staff have...



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