The Miami Herald reports that under bills proposed in both chambers of the Legislature, Florida lawmakers want to bridge the digital divide by providing PCs that would be sold at discounted prices to students in grade 5-12 who are either home-schooled, or attend charter schools. The proposed legislation would also provide a separate pilot program that would sell computers for as low as $20 to poor students in the Miami-Dade and Alachua counties. Under the plan, the Florida Department of Education would negotiate with computer manufacturers to come up with discounted prices for several computer products. Said state...
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