The most recent annual Department of Education poll shows that in the UK 93% of secondary and 62% of primary schools have access to the Net.

This shows substantial growth of last year's figures of 83% and 17% respectively. The government has made a commitment that all schools, colleges, universities and libraries, should be online by 2002, and these figures suggest that they may actually meet this target.

So, good news for anyone wanting to work in education here, but remembering the pay scales, maybe not.

More news at the BBC.