The American School Board Journal, July 1999, p. 25

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

Size alone can lead directly to a district's overall technology deficiencies, according to the...

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