CPS students to get 2,000 computers, printers

January 26, 2012 2:53:28 PM PST
Chicago Public Schools will get $4 million in computers and printers from the federal government, the largest donation of technology equipment ever for the school system.

The 2,000 computers and printers will go to more than 100 Chicago public schools, according to a joint news release from CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, who facilitated the deal through Computers for Learning, a federal program administered by the General Services Administration (GSA).

The program takes working government computers and printers that are no longer needed and puts them to use in schools.

"In a time of budget crunches and economic recovery, these computers will be a great boost to helping our children learn. We have Congressman Quigley to thank for it,"said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The computers will go to 57 CPS schools and printers will go to 164 schools. Fifty CPS schools will get both computers and printers.