In the wake of telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc.'s July 21 bankruptcy filing, officials from the WorldCom Foundation are attempting to raise an estimated $7 million to save a popular, standards-based educational web site and teacher training intiative, called MarcoPolo, that spans all fifty states. Educators and others from coast to coast are rallying to keep the program going.

Should the fund-raising drive fall short, the foundation's president, Caleb M. Schutz, told eSchool News he has a back-up plan whereby teachers still could access MarcoPolo's content, but the training no longer would exist.


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