President Clinton's New Markets Trip: The Clinton-Gore Administration's Record to Help Close the Digital Divide

The President's New Markets Trip:
From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity

April 17 - 18, 2000


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 17, 2000

April 17, 2000

President Clinton and Vice President Gore Have a Strong Record of Workingto Bridge the Digital Divide By Ensuring That Every Child isTechnologically Literate. In 1994, President Clinton and Vice PresidentGore set the goal of connecting every classroom and library to theInternet. In 1996, President Clinton unveiled his Technology LiteracyChallenge -- and has made a major commitment of resources to connect everyclassroom to the Internet, expand access to modern, multimedia computers;make high-quality educational software an integral part of the curriculum;and enable teachers to effectively integrate technology into theirinstruction

President Clinton Succeeded in Increasing Educational Technology Funding byOver 3,000 Percent -- From $23 Million in FY94 to $766 million in FY2000.This includes:


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From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity

Motivating Young People to Get Connected

The Clinton-Gore Administration's Record to Help Close the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide and Creating Digital Opportunity for All Americans

Highlighting Technology's Economic Opportunity At COMDEX

Remarks in Webcast with Students from Lake Valley School

New Markets Trip Photo Gallery

Remarks to the People of the Navajo Nation

Highlighting Technology's Economic Opportunity in Shiprock

Digital Divide Discussion with the East Palo Alto Community

Background on the Digital Divide and East Palo Alto, California

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