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April 1st, 2000

IBM, GTE provide $500,000 for tech-ed curriculum

IBM Corp. and GTE Corp. have made a combined $500,000 grant to support the creation of an interactive curriculum that will teach eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-graders about computer usage and prepare them for information technology (IT)-related professions.

The course will be developed by Classroom Inc., a leader in developing technology-rich instructional materials and...

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April 1st, 2000

Deaconess Foundation gives $500,000 to computerize school nursing records

Filled with transient students with poor access to health care, St. Louis Public Schools will have a computer network in place this fall through which school nurses can share information about students' health.

Made possible by a $500,000 grant from the St. Louis-based Deaconess Foundation, the network will enable the school system to keep track of the estimated 60 percent of students who switch schools each year, school officials said. Not only will the network improve recordkeeping by nurses; it also may be the first step toward expanding...

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