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Detroit Public Schools: 40,000 kids to get laptops from stimulus funds
Detroit Free Press | 1/4/11

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Technical Difficulties
Education Next | Fall 2004

Detroit Public Schools will spend $49 million in federal stimulus funds to buy laptops for 40,000 students in grades 6-12.  In the Fall 2004 issue of Ed Next, Rick Hess wrote about other attempts by states and districts to boost achievement by passing out laptops. ” The tendency,” he noted, “has been to sprinkle computers and Internet connections across classrooms in the pleasant hope that teachers will integrate them into their lessons.”

Last updated January 4, 2011