• August 22, 2014

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Students Need Internet At Home

(NAPSI)—As schools increasingly turn to the Internet and new technologies, more and more, students are asked to perform online research, grades and assignments are posted on websites, and communication between teachers and parents and students is done through e-mail. Because of this, it’s increasingly important for families to have access to the Internet at home.

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Updated: August 15, 2014 - 2:32 am

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Thursday 08/14/2014
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Updated: August 14, 2014 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
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Updated: August 19, 2014 - 2:32 am

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Updated: August 19, 2014 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
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Friday 08/01/2014
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