Ed. Tech Rides Wave of Stimulus Funding
One-Time Infusion Welcomed, While Long-Term Impact Unclear
From the purchase of laptops to modernization of data systems and the training of teachers, states and districts have funneled a major chunk of their economic-stimulus funding into technology.
Yet the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has not necessarily sealed its legacy as an agent for widespread technology integration across the nation’s schools, education technology advocates say.
Most stimulus-financed technology investments tend to be one-time projects, primarily with upfront costs. Still, the peculiarity of ed-tech funding means that finding the dollars even for the requisite maintenance to assure long-lasting...
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