August 2, 2014
A digital education for Florida schools

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"I believe we will not only be first in Florida but also first in the country with a full digital convergence platform." Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho

Education

A digital education for Florida schools

Mike Vogel | 2/28/2014

Florida set an ambitious goal of providing one computer device for each public school student. It’s getting an education. Some of the challenges facing school districts: a lack of technology infrastructure; high expenses; deadlines that are out of reach; and uncertainty about which devices to buy. Florida’s largest school district, Miami, spent $77 million to build the largest wireless school network in the country, covering 400 schools, and dropped another $38 million to put digital projectors and interactive boards in 9,500 classrooms.

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