Originally published: January 12, 2010
Last updated: January 12, 2010 - 9:56pm
Free laptops with broadband Internet access are to be provided to more than a quarter of a million low-income households to boost school performance and job prospects, Gordon Brown said on Monday. The launch of the Home Access scheme was announced at the Learning and Technology World Forum 2010. The Prime Minister said in a press release: "This forum is an invaluable opportunity for countries to learn from one another and our collective commitment to worldwide improvement in education will drive up standards and increase opportunities for learners across the world." The £300 million project aims to get every family in the country linked to their children's schools, he said. Progress reports on attainment, behavior, and other needs could be accessed by parents.
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