Some English students to get laptops in effort to close achievement gap

01/11/2010 | BBC

Some of England's poorest students will have access to free laptops and broadband connections in an effort to close the achievement gap between the country's richest and poorest students. The £300 million Home Access programme was tested in 2008 and will be expanded to 270,000 families. The Institute of Fiscal Studies recently released a study showing that students' grades would improve if they had access to laptops at home.

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