The Republican of Springfield, Mass., reports that the school district in nearby Agawam was advised by its technology committee to expand IT staff to keep its technology capabilities at the necessary level. Agawam Public Schools has set a number of benchmarks it has yet to meet, including internet connectivity in all classrooms by 2008. The district was advised to hire an IT administrator as well as IT staff members. “I really believe we’re going to be a model for the state,” said superintendent Mary A. Czajkowski.