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While in Mooresville today, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan today to connect nearly every U.S. classroom to high-speed Internet.

The plan expands broadband and wireless access to 99 percent of the country’s schools over the next five years, the White House said. It would use money already budgeted and would not require authorization or approval by Congress.

The goal being to boost graduation rates and turn out students more prepared for tech-related careers.

Mooresville Middle School was a natural place to roll out the initiative. The school district is nationally known for its incorporation of technology. At Mooresville Middle School, every student from fourth grade to 12th grade is issued a Macbook Air to use at school and to take home. Classrooms use laptops and interactive whiteboards.

The visit marks the President’s first trip to the Charlotte area since the Democratic National Convention last fall.