Economic factors persist in determining schools' access to the latest technology for students, for whom technology skills are becoming an increasingly important part of learning. Seen in districts across the country, the issue is highlighted at one Chicago public school, where 24 laptop computers are shared by nearly 1,000 students, though the district spends about $40 million a year on school technology. "We have a long way to go," said Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies, a nonprofit group that helps schools implement digital curricula.
Digital divide persists in economically disadvantaged schools
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