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Program Aims to Foster Computer Literacy

September 23, 1998

Dorsey High School officials have a plan and a program to spread computer literacy throughout the Crenshaw district, not only to students and teachers, but to parents as well.

The Dorsey technological institute provides training in the use of various software and in honing Internet research skills.

"The bottom line is that we know that if our kids are not kept abreast with the use of technology, they are going to fall in student achievement," said Daniel Lawson, Charter Cluster administrator for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Parents will also have access to computer training, so they can understand and help students with their homework, Lawson said Tuesday.

The Dorsey Cluster will serve thousands of students from kindergarten through high school, Lawson said.

Dorsey became the 19th technology center formed through a partnership with AT & T and Technology for Learning. On Tuesday, AT & T donated a check for $27,500 to further the program's goals.

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