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In the rush to bring new devices into the classroom, officials often forget to answer one question: What do we want students to achieve?
More than 8.6 million poor Americans relied on Pell Grants this year to afford the escalating costs of getting a college degree, a necessary step to getting a good job in this country. And yet, proposed FY2016 U.S. House and Senate education budgets create funding gaps for the Pell program that would require Congress to either find hundreds of millions of dollars over the next two years, or cut Pell Grants — a move that would slam shut the doors of opportunity to millions of Americans.
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