The “Digital Divide” for Virginia students may get legislative assistance in the upcoming session of the General Assembly in 2014. Online textbooks are becoming more and more common in Virginia school divisions, but for many Virginia families, there is no internet connection in their homes. One Virginia delegate is proposing legislation to assist these families. Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44) will propose a new law in the 2014 session to “fix the digital divide in Virginia.” Although all students have access to hard copies of texts by their school division, some students’ performance is enhanced with computer access.
Delegate Surovell’s legislative proposal would require that all school divisions adopt a plan by 2017.
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