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IT in the Classroom – Most schools now on-line


According to new figures released from a survey published by the Department for Education and Employment DfEE the vast majority of secondary and primary schools are now connected to the Internet.

It was suggested that 86% of primary schools, following an increase of around 4,400 in 1999, 98% of secondary school while 92% of special schools all have access to the Internet.

The Minister for technology and learning, Michael Willis stated that they were on track to meet the pledge of connecting all schools to the Internet by 2002, thus bringing information technology into the classroom to help raise standards in education.

Last year £105 million was invested to bring new technology into the classroom whereas this year that figure will have doubled to £205 million.


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