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Third grade students in Ms. Patiño’s class work on Diagnostic Testing on their chrombooks at Darwin Elementry School on November 29, 2022.

Manuel Martinez

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Third grade students in Ms. Patiño’s class work on Diagnostic Testing on their chrombooks at Darwin Elementry School on November 29, 2022.

Manuel Martinez

CPS now has a tech device for each student, but lacks a clear plan for using them

Since the pandemic began, Chicago Public Schools has spent more than $300-hundred million dollars on classroom technology. But is that money being used effectively? Host: Melba Lara; Reporters: Mila Koumpilova and Lauren Frost

Third grade students in Ms. Patiño’s class work on Diagnostic Testing on their chrombooks at Darwin Elementry School on November 29, 2022.

Manuel Martinez

   

Since the pandemic began, Chicago Public Schools has spent more than $300 hundred million on classroom technology. But an investigation by Chalkbeat and WBEZ found the school district lacks a cohesive plan for using computers to accelerate learning or a reliable way to track them.

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