The first 20,000 youngsters to benefit from an ambitious plan to ensure all of England's school-age children have computer access at home have been chosen, reports the BBC. The 300 million-pound program will be piloted among pupils from low-income families in Suffolk and in Oldham beginning in February. Grants will pay for a computer, software, internet access for one year, and three years' technical support. Schools Minister Jim Knight also wants IT firms to offer cheap deals to all pupils aged seven to 18 in those areas. Some 150,000 youngsters altogether could benefit. The idea was first proposed in January...

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