Thanks to the eRate and other initiatives to wire the nation's schools, nearly three-fourths of all classrooms now have internet access. But some tech-savvy students argue the arrival of the internet means little to them when teachers and other stakeholders are ill-equipped or—worse—afraid to unlock its full potential, according to a national study released Aug. 15 on behalf of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

The report, entitled "The Digital Disconnect: The Widening Gap Between Internet-savvy Students and Their Schools," is the result of a study of 14 focus groups with 136 middle and


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