WV & GA Tie For First In School Technology

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia and Georgia have been named the nation's leaders in classroom technology.

The states tied on Education Week's annual "Technology Counts" report released Thursday.

Both states have widespread technology available to students and received perfect scores on the study's report card.

According to the report, 100 percent of fourth-graders and 97 percent of eighth-graders in West Virginia have access to a computer.

The state also requires technology training for both teachers and administrators to get a license from the state and requires educators to attend ongoing training to use technology in the classroom.

West Virginia also is among only 12 states that test students on technology.

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