New study aims to boost poor students' Internet literacy

09/8/2006 | eSchool News (free registration)

Researchers will teach disadvantaged students in Connecticut and South Carolina how to read information on the Internet and evaluate its effectiveness, as part of a joint project designed to boost such children's Internet literacy. Lead researcher Donald Leu hopes students will ultimately achieve higher reading scores, as well as improve their math, science and English grades, as a result of their increased engagement in school.

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