TITLE

Two States, Two Approaches

AUTHOR(S)
W. S.; L. C. K.
PUB. DATE
January 1986
SOURCE
Education Week;1/22/1986, Vol. 5 Issue 19, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the policies adopted in Texas and Minnesota to ascertain that students attain computer competency. Students are required to take computer literacy course in 7th or 8th grade in Texas. The course covered five major elements about computers. Meanwhile, funding for districts to develop its own technology-utilization plans is provided by Minnesota.
ACCESSION #
20911367

 

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