Colorado lags far behind the national average in terms of high-speed internet connectivity at its schools. A solution is in the works, but it hinges on a nonprofit consortium landing $178.5 million in competitive federal stimulus grants to increase broadband speeds at every K-12 school district in the state, reports the Denver Post. Joan Stemo's classroom at Weld Central High School, a $21 million facility that opened just four years ago, is lined with 30 computers, each equipped with the latest technology. Yet her students don't have the internet capability to download iTunes songs for their scrapbook-DVD projects. "If they...

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