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Nearly everything Miami-Dade students—and their parents—need for school can be done online: Check homework assignments. Work on extra tutoring. View digital textbooks. Check children's grades. Or eMail their teachers.

But 72 percent of families in this Florida county's neediest neighborhoods didn't have internet service at home in 2008, when Miami-Dade County Public Schools last did...

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