Not just in the Twin Cities

It’s sometimes easy to forget, but the digital divide shows up everywhere, downtown, in the suburbs, and even farther out. As reported on by the St. Peter Herald, the St. Peter school district is taking steps to combat the problem. This fall, incoming 9th graders will receive something unusual along with their textbooks: an ipad mini. The goal of the program is to transition towards higher expectations regarding the use of technology for everyday school work. School officials recognize that regular use of such tools in college and the workplace is becoming the norm, and that starting students earlier on them will give students a leg up. For the whole story, click here