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Aug 23, 2013 9:08 AM by AP/CS

White: Public schools make computer gains

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education John White says 86 percent of public school students are attending schools that meet minimum computer requirements.

In addition, officials say 38 school districts meet the new guidelines, up from five a year ago.

Under new rules, all of Louisiana's 70 school districts are supposed to reach seven to one ratios for online access, which means at least one computer or similar device for every seven students.

The Advocate reports the improvements are to be in place for the 2014-15 school year, and in time for students to take online tests as part of a national push for more rigorous classes, which is called common core.

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