School districts trying to reach more parents and stakeholders have begun dabbling with streaming video to let community members watch school board meetings, graduations, sporting events, and other school functions in real-time over the internet.

One such district is Pennsylvania's Penn Manor School District, which recently broadcast a town meeting live over the internet. In the meeting, the district's business manager presented the budget for the next fiscal year. He also answered questions that viewers eMailed to him during the presentation.

"This is a first for us," said Charlie Reisinger, technology director at Penn Manor School District,


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