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Students Give Lawmakers High-Tech Lesson

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RALEIGH — The state has spent more than $167 million to put technology in schools. Those schools came to Raleigh Tuesday to show legislators what has become of the investment.

From virtual frog dissections to live birds, Legislative School Technology Day brought 85 schools to set up exhibits, giving statelawmakers a lesson in what can happen if schools have technology.

On average, there is one computer for every six students in North Carolina classrooms. One Internet-connected computeris available for every eight students. Nearly all classrooms have Internet access from at least one computer.

Teachers hope that state lawmakers understand that students, more than ever before, are solving problems, finishing assignments and having fun with their high-tech tools.

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