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Analysis: Shopping for students without schoolrooms, Texas is spending $250 million to narrow the digital divide

In a state where an estimated 30% of the state's 5.5 million public school students don't have the right technology for online learning, switching to virtual classrooms is daunting. And expensive.

Eagle scout and high-school graduate Will Clarkston, 20, logged into The Bridge School from his bedroom in Houston Tuesday, October 4, 2011. He is taking classes there get ahead before going to community college in the spring.

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