In time for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt wants to make schools a core element in his plan to transform Utah into the nation's first "digital state."

A new Utah law aims to put all state services online within three years.

The Digital State Act specifies several educational initiatives, including a push for greater access to distance learning and improved communication between schools and homes.

According to legislative documents, Utah wants to ensure the availability of online services such as school registration, progress reporting, and videoconferencing for all its schools. These services would help "promote increased


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