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School Students May Not Be Able to Use iPads Without Internet at Home

Lack of Home Internet Access Hinders Students with School-Provided iPads

Joan Garrett McClane and time Omarzu | December 23, 2014

Replacing some Hamilton County [Tennessee] students' textbooks with iPads was a move intended to boost faltering public education performance.
Tablets were more engaging that their printed predecessors, and they opened up a world wide web of opportunity. Have a question? Just Google it. Plus, they prepared students for the ever-changing work world, in which even jobs flipping hamburgers require an application online.
But school officials say there is one big problem. Many of the students, once home with their brand-new devices, don't have Internet access and likely won't get it.

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