Mississippi puts the Internet in every classroom
- By Trudy Walsh
- Jan 10, 2003
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.
Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.