Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

Obama secured $750M in funds.

Obama secured $750M in funds. (February 4, 2014 1:44 PM)

(AP) President Barack Obama says $750 million in new private-business commitments will help "close the technology gap" in America's schools.

Obama announced the new funding Tuesday at a Maryland middle school. The money will be used to connect more students to high-speed Internet.

The White House hopes the pledges will help fulfill a goal Obama set last summer to...

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