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Students will need access to computers in CCSS-aligned classrooms

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013 14:20 PM

It is no secret that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will place a greater focus on delivering technological instruction to students. After all, the CCSS are designed to prepare pupils in grades K-12 for college and the workforce, where many of them will be expected to work with technology on a frequent basis.

To improve students' technological expertise, teachers at various grade levels are expected to provide their pupils with educational activities. For example, sixth-graders will be expected to produce and publish their writing using technology and the internet, according to the CCSS' website.

Unfortunately, some school districts have a ways to go before they can provide students with the technological instruction they deserve. California's Fremont Unified School District is one school system where students' access to computers differs from one institution to the next, Fremont's Patch website reported.

For example, at the J. Haley Durham Elementary School, there are 2.3 students per computer, while at Ardenwood Elementary School, it is 36.6 students per computer. Some schools may need more technology than others, but District officials are definitely committed to solving this problem.

"Our goal is to ensure equity across schools and ensure all students at all schools have access to technology for learning," superintendent Jim Morris told the news source.