In what is by far the largest settlement amount to date, California schools will be eligible for $400 million to $600 million in educational technology funding left over from the settlement of a price-gouging lawsuit against the world's largest computer software maker, state officials announced July 26.

The good news for California's schools bodes well for the rest of the nation. As of press time, schools in as many as 11 other states (plus the District of Columbia) were still waiting to hear what their own settlement shares would be.


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