Chicago Technology Loan Program

By Tina Jenkins Bell, BAPA School Liaison

According to Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer LaTanya McDade, CPS has and will continue to disburse laptops and iPads to schools to lend to students in need of technology to access remote learning instruction, lessons, and activities. In a PBS Chicago Tonight interview on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, McDade said 100 CPS schools received 1100 devices last week during spring break to distribute to students in need. Another 400 schools received a total of 60,000 laptops or tablets this week, which also marked the transition from enrichment to remote learning. McDade said, for the next two weeks, from April 20 through the end of the month, another 37,000 devices will be distributed.

Does your child need a laptop or tablet to access remote instruction? Contact your school for assistance.

Pandemic Curriculum

Not sure if your student is putting in enough instructional hours?  Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer LaTanya McDade, in a Tuesday, April 14, 2020, PBS Chicago Tonight interview, offered these guidelines.

Pre-K – 60 minutes

K-2 – 90 minutes

3-5 -120 minutes

6-8 -180 minutes

9-12 -270 minutes

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