6/22/2010

Students with access to the Internet at home could be more easily distracted after school -- leading to a decline in test scores, according to new research. In Britain, at least nine in 10 secondary students use a computer to complete homework, and the government recently pledged to provide 270,000 laptops for disadvantaged students. However, the research shows that expanding home-computer usage in households where parents did not strictly monitor use could exacerbate achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students.

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