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A $41 million settlement being paid to educators in the country's largest school district could have big implications for districts struggling to provide adequate technology.

Virtual programs are perhaps the fastest-growing sector of teacher preparation. Brick-and-mortar institutions, such as the University of Southern California, are increasingly getting into the action, as well as startups.

IT Management
Many school district leaders themselves lack an understanding of how a smart CIO or CTO can help transform their schools, experts point out.

Gadgets and Games
Two large-scale efforts to put digital devices in the hands of students have been halted because of a variety of hardware and management problems.

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