Court: NYC schools liable for teachers' back pay due to inadequate technology

A court ruling in New York City has established the district's liability for providing adequate technology for teachers -- a precedent that could have implications across the country. In the ruling, the court found that educators were entitled to at least $41 million in back pay after the implementation of a new student-information system was plagued by glitches, a lack of computers, and inadequate training and technical assistance that caused teachers to exceed the hours they were contractually mandated to work.

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