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October 1st, 2000

Hundreds of new computers from Oracle Corp.

Oracle Corp. is spearheading an effort to get inexpensive, internet-ready computers into urban Chicago classrooms by the start of the school year through a partnership with the New Internet Computer Co., which was cofounded by Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison.

The company is built on the premise that computers dedicated to internet browsing and eMail can be manufactured inexpensively and provide rapid access to online

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    October 1st, 2000

    $56 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    The latest education gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports programs that are developing innovative curricula for small K-12 schools, particularly schools that will use technology to a significant degree. The grants, which total $56 million, include the first Gates Foundation grants outside the state of Washington as part of the foundation's plan to support model programs across the country (see "Gates Foundation earmarks

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