R.I. lawmakers commit to bringing education technology to classrooms

Lawmakers in Rhode Island have directed $20 million toward installing high-speed Internet access to schools during the next two years, and schools also are working to put more laptops, tablets and other digital devices in students' hands. "There is no question this is a pivotal moment in Rhode Island," state Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist said. "We've gone from being a state that had not much happening to a national leader," she added.

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