$7.8 million from the U.S. Department of Education and $27.5 million in cash and in-kind donations from various organizations

To provide staff training and new computer equipment, $35.3 million to the Chicago Public Schools. The funding will be used to purchase up to 16 new computers in each of 87 elementary and high schools in the district's Region 3. Half the grant money will be spent on technology training for two teachers and the principal at each school. The $7.8 million from the Department of Education was awarded through the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant program. The $27.5 million in cash and...

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