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Wired Schools A technology revolution is about to sweep America's classrooms

Monday, September 25, 2000

Aided by Bell Atlantic Corp. ( BEL), officials equipped the schools and students' homes with a network of computers, creating ''one of the most, if not the most, wired urban school district in the U.S.,'' says Margaret Honey, director of the Center for Children & Technology in New York City. Similarly, the New York-based Center for Children & Technology is working with the Library of Congress to help teachers use its digitized collections--from Civil War photographs to recorded oral histories--to immerse students in the raw material of U.S. history. ''It's helping kids do history, not just learn the facts,'' says the Center's Bill Tally.