Miami-Dade County Kids Crowd Public Libraries for Online Homework

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Increasingly, school materials are online, and low-income students are heading to public libraries to complete their homework assignments., a nonprofit group that aims to improve accessibility to technology, estimates that 35 percent of households in Florida’s Miami-Dade County lack an Internet connection.

The Miami-Dade library system has an extra $4 million to spend this year, thanks to a sharp increase in a special property tax, and the library plans to replace aging laptops with SurfacePro tablets. Library administrators have already made the pioneering YouMedia program for teens available and consider computer availability and Internet access a priority.

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