Washington's 2,250 superintendents, principals, and private school leaders will receive free computer training beginning next summer, thanks in part to a $2 million grant from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda. The grant will fund the first year of a program called "Smart Tools Academy," a three-year commitment to train the state's school leaders in technology.


The academy, which will consist of three-day seminars at one of four state universities, will train 750 school officials each summer for the next three summers. Each administrator will leave the academy with a state-of-the-art laptop for his or her professional use.


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