Urban school districts are having a tough time when it comes to integrating technology into their classrooms and training teachers how to use it, according to a new report published by the Education Writers Association (EWA) of Washington.

The report, "Barriers and Breakthroughs: Technology in Urban Schools," examines school systems in four large midwestern cities--Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee--and finds potholes on the road to technology integration in these cities.

"The same factors that make any urban school reform difficult--limited resources, low expectations, overwhelming poverty, entrenched bureaucracies, political infighting, sheer size--can slow the technology revolution to a crawl," the report states.

Size alone


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