(bw news) CALIFORNIA, – “Latino’s and low-income families need access to technology use to close the Digital Divide in California,” highlighted a statewide survey published by Policy Institute of California (PPIC) and was supported by funding from the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
The fourth annual poll on broadband adoption demonstrated that Californians with Broadband at home has grown from 55% in 2008 up to 72% this year. However, The percentage of adults with a Broadband connection at home declines with age and rises sharply with income and education. Latinos (55%) are the least likely to have a Broadband connection at home across racial and ethnic groups (74% blacks, 76% Asians, 81% whites).
In San Joaquin County the Curriculum and Instructional Technology Department of the San Joaquin Office of Education provides a wide variety of services and resources to teachers and administrators, students as well as the community. Student academies held throughout the year allow students to work with computers, robots and media to solve problems that simulate real world situations. To learn more about the technology available to students call (209) 468-4883.
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