Testing Drives Classroom Computer And Keyboarding Skills

Feb 21, 2014

The Louisiana state education department recently found that one-third of school districts are falling short when it comes to computers. The state suggests one computer for every seven students.

Three districts — Cameron, St. Helena and St. James parishes — have reached a one-to-one ratio of students to computers. Most New Orleans schools, because they’re charters, were not included in the report. But technology in the classroom getting attention because of upcoming changes to testing.

WWNO News Director Eve Troeh recently sat down with Sarah Carr of the Hechinger Report to talk about the issue.

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