Shortly after establishing a presence in Herndon, Va., internet search giant Google Inc. has partnered with Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools to outfit the district's schools with software to help students learn geography, reports the Washington Post. The deal is one of 300 partnerships the county school system has with local businesses--a number the schools would like to increase as the economy sours. Companies are often drawn to the county in part because of the school system's strong reputation, said Jay Garant, coordinator of business and community partnerships for Fairfax schools. The district's partnership with Google is still being finalized,

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