Mississippi puts the Internet in every classroom

Mississippi, which often ranks near the bottom in national education scores, is the first state to have a PC with Internet access in each of its 32,354 public classrooms.

A mixture of public and private money funded the project. State taxpayers paid $6 million, and $40 million worth of hardware and training came from federal funding and private donations, said John Sewell, a spokesman for Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.

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