Florida Program Gives Home Computers to Needy StudentsEdit

Computers-4-Kids, a program developed by Marion County Superintendent Jim Yancey, aims to narrow the technology gap by giving a home computer to low-income families of elementary school children. Although the integration of technology into the classrooms of many public schools means that children may know how to use computers, many of their families cannot afford to provide a computer at home. As a result, they may lack the same technological edge as their peers. The computers, which are donated by local businesses, have already been placed in the homes of 200 area families this year. Scott Hansen, director of technology information Systems for Marion County schools, said, "I think today it's becoming more and more of a requirement that our students have more and more access to this technology."

"Computers-4-Kids: Technology for a Younger Generation",January 22, 2007

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