ERIC Number: EJ711342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-10
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Wiring Schools for Success: Lawmakers Revive Bill to Assist Minority-Serving Institutions in Upgrading Technology Infrastructure
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n2 p30 Mar 2005
It is no secret that many historically Black colleges and universities are trailing behind TWIs (Traditional White Institutions) in the technology race. In fact, a 2000 study conducted by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) for the U.S. Department of Commerce found that most HBCUs did not have high-speed Internet access and only 3 percent of colleges said financial help was available to help students purchase computers and close the digital divide. But help may be on the way as a long-delayed plan to improve the technology infrastructure at Black colleges is showing new signs of life in Congress this year.A bill from Sen. George Allen, R-Va., would revive the concept, with annual funding of $250 million for five years.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Internet, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Black Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia