ZDNet.co.uk reports that the British government has challenged schools, education organizations, and IT companies to create a system so that all of the United Kingdom's students will be able to access the internet outside of school. At the BETT conference, schools' minister Jim Knight said that "The so-called digital divide cannot be allowed to create and reinforce social and academic divisions." The government currently estimates that only about 800,000 students are able to access the internet outside of school. The British government aims to improve on this number by establishing a home-access taskforce to make greater access a reality. ...

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