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Technology In The K-12 Classroom

With students across the region either back in class or readying to return soon, we consider the role of technology in classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade. Many districts are grappling with decisions about whether to spend money to boost tech infrastructure or to provide students with the laptops and tablets parents are coming to expect. We consider changing ways technology is being deployed by teachers, administrators and students.

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