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Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-1999
NCES: 2000086
February 2000

Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-99

Stats in Brief February 2000

In 1994, the White House's National Information Infrastructure (NII) initiative challenged the nation's schools and classrooms to connect to the Internet by the year 2000. In that year, the U. S. Department of Education commissioned the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to track the rate at which public schools and classrooms were meeting this goal. Since 1994, NCES has surveyed nationally representative samples of approximately 1,000 public schools in the fall of each academic year on Internet access and, since 1996, on the types of Internet connections used.

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