Jenny Alvey's sixth-grade science class at Tennessee's Gresham Middle School hit the jackpot May 4, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel, as a contingent from Oak Ridge Associated Universities made an unannounced appearance, delivering flowers, balloons, and the great news that Alvey's class was the winner of a $25,000 technology makeover. "I am in shock," said Alvey, whose class won ORAU's first "Extreme Classroom Makeover," a competition awarding a local middle school teacher and his or her class the latest in educational technology, training, and support. Alvey's class will receive an interactive SMART Board with a Sanyo projector, laptop, digital and...

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