A low student-to-computer ratio is a factor in boosting graduation rates, researchers say.


Default Lines column, August 2010 eSchool NewsDaily technology use in core subject-area classes, frequent technology use in intervention courses, and a low student-to-computer ratio can play a critical role in reducing dropout rates, new research suggests—and the study’s authors argue that a federal investment in mobile computers for every child would pay huge dividends in terms of national productivity.

“Technology is an investment, not an expense,” says Project RED (Reinventing Education), the...

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