WV & GA Tie For First In School Technology

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

(Copyright 2009 by the associated press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by john Location: wtown on Mar 26, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    I agree WOW....always something negative....I understand that kids need to be outside...but computers are the present and the future!!!! GREAT JOB WV!!!!!! Learning all you can about computers is a GREAT activity to do...just look at what it did for Bill Gates.
  • by WOW Location: Parkersburg on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    Always something negative from someone! Great job WV! Almost every professional job involves technology. I know that teachers spend a lot of personal time to learn how to use and teach uing technology. Thank you teachers. Keep up the good work ... people out here are thankful for the job you do!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    technology can be good and bad at the same time,what happen to good old teaching..wonder how wv rated on P.E.?? KIDS NEED MORE THAN SITTING ON THEIR BUTTS AND BEING ON THE COMPUTER 10HRS A DAY..
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