PLATO Learning and the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) announced that the L.E.A.D.S. Academy in the San Diego Unified School District in California and Nimitz Ninth Grade School in the Aldine Independent School District in Texas are both recipients of the 2006 Inspired Education Award. The award program, now in its fourth year, seeks to enhance student achievement and technology literacy in high-need schools. Awardees receive a complete instructional technology program, including 20 laptop computers and a three-year subscription to PLATO Courses covering core high school subjects with pre-assessments, instructional content, unit tests, final exams, and correlations to state standards. They also receive comprehensive professional development, a school-based evaluation program, and technical assistance.

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