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ERIC Number: ED443897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-943445-08-6
Barriers and Breakthroughs: Technology in Urban Schools. A Reporter's Guide.
Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.
This publication presents a collection of papers on technology in urban schools, focusing on efforts by the Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Milwaukee school systems. Interviews with teachers, technology directors, principals, and others about their experiences using technology provide the information for these papers. The papers are: "Overview: Making Technology Work in Urban Schools" (Donna Harrington-Lueker); "Chicago: Aging Facilities, Size and Local Control Complicate Chicago's Efforts" (Susan DeGrane); "Detroit: Equity, Access and Accountability Slow Detroit's Progress" (Amber Arellano); "Cleveland: Teaching the Teachers" (Shari Sweeny); "Milwaukee: Promises of a Computer on Every Teacher's Desk and Fiber-Optic to the Door" (Priscilla Pardini); and "Tips, Resources and Sources." The first appendix is titled "Gauging Districts' Technology Plans" (Cheryl Lemke, Robert Bortnick, Gilbert Valdez, Randy Knuth, and D. William Quinn). The second appendix is titled "Sizing Up Technology Inventories." (SM)
Education Writers Association, 1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 307, Washington, DC 20005 ($10); Tel: 202-637-9700; Fax: 202-637-9707; E-mail:; Web site: (review copies free; $10 single copy plus $2 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Education Writers Association, Washington, DC.