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Education

Detroit Public Schools gets "technology infusion"

Robert Bobb
Detroit Public Schools' Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb

Detroit Public Schools classrooms will be getting almost $50 million worth of technological upgrades through federal stimulus funds.

 

The district’s Emergency Financial Manager, Robert Bobb, calls the effort an “unprecedented” technological “infusion.”

 

Every Detroit middle and high school-student will get netbooks to use in the classroom.

 

District spokeswoman Kisha Verdusco says teachers will also get netbooks, and an array of other technologies to facilitate learning.

 

“Each school will be developing its own unique curriculum for the netbooks. And really the sky’s the limit for implementation of the new technology in the classroom.”

 

Verdusco says the computers will let students do more project-based learning…and solve problems together.

 

The netbooks will start arriving in classrooms next month.