A nonprofit group founded by a CMS family, Eliminate the Digital Divide or E2D, has taken on its biggest project yet, handing out take-home laptops to 500 students in five high-poverty CMS schools. Their big event was last Saturday, but they're visiting several schools, including Harding University High School, to give laptops to students who were unable to make it Saturday.
John D. SimmonsThe Charlotte Observer
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