A total of 135 Vermont schools will share $4.7 million in computers and equipment in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit between Vermont consumers and Microsoft Corp.

The state is expected to start distributing vouchers to the eligible public schools this week.

"I'm very pleased to have funding go to our schools," Education Commissioner Richard Cate said July 10. "In Vermont, $4.7 million is a pretty good amount of money."

Vermont is at least the third state--Montana and Minnesota are among the others--whose...

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