Iowa schools are getting $60 million from software giant Microsoft's payment to settle an antitrust lawsuit in the state, reports the Des Moines Register. Iowa schools will use the money for technology upgrades, and state officials say it could not come at a better time: The nation's schools face mounting pressure to find new ways to teach children, who will need critical thinking and high-tech skills to compete for jobs. More than 1,000 Iowa schools, about 75 percent, will get a piece of the Microsoft money, which will go only to schools that report a certain share of children who...

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