Study: Web use boosts student achievement

July 31, 2003

The 16-month HomeNetToo project—funded with $1.5 million in National Science Foundation grant monies surveyed 140 school-age children and 120 adults from predominantly low-income households and was intended to demonstrate how low-income families use the internet at home. In particular, researchers were interested in uncovering what motivates children to use the internet and how web use, in general, affects their lives.

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