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Gulf Coast educators reveal tech needs

By eSchool News
February 22nd, 2006

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As Gulf Coast school leaders grapple with how to rebuild educational infrastructures in an area of the country that ranks near the bottom in terms of student achievement, many in the devastated region are asking how educational technology can play a role to make sure their schools are rebuilt for 21st-century teaching and learning. In an effort to answer that question, members of the Hurricane Education Leadership Program (HELP), an Intel-led coalition of educational technology companies and nonprofit organizations, traveled to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Plaquemines Parish late last...

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    Gulf Coast educators reveal tech needs

    By Laura Ascione, Assistant Editor, eSchool News
    February 22nd, 2006

    Buras High School sits open and empty in Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish, the first school district hit by Hurricane Katrina last August. Trophies are huddled together beyond the main entrance, where a door with a cracked glass window reads "Enter."


    Tiles, ripped loose from the walls during Katrina's visit, litter the stairs, making for a hazardous climb to the second floor. Upstairs, in the library, muddy footprints peek out from under papers strewn across the carpet.


    The parish suffered a great deal of wind damage and is working with lawyers, insurance adjusters, and the

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