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.

Classroom Inc., a leader in developing technology-rich instructional materials and teacher professional development programs for under-resourced schools, will develop the course. Using computer-generated scenarios, students will learn algebra and language arts as they engage in collaborative problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking activities, Classroom Inc. says. The program will be available


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