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Tale of 2 computer labs
Produced by: Richard Paul
This program takes a look at the digital divide between two schools, Herndon High School in wealthy Fairfax County, Virginia which has 800 computers, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy in the District of Columbia which has only 42 computers for the entire school. Based solely on these numbers, one might wonder if Herndon High School offers more opportunities for its students, but can computers alone give students a successful education? Producer Richard Paul discovers how these schools use this technology to aid their classrooms.

Program Credits

The Tale of Two Computer Labs was produced by Richard Paul. Special thanks to Jane Strauss, Jan Leslie, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy. This show is part of our series on Technology in Education, produced with support from the US Department of Education.


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