As a result of a class-action lawsuit settlement with Microsoft Corp., vouchers worth about $80 million are in the mail to districts across Wisconsin to help 800 low-income schools secure new technology, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Department of Public Instruction said low-income schools may begin using their vouchers immediately to reimburse for certain hardware and software purchases made since last June, or use the vouchers to fund new technology purchases. The influx of funds is substantial, but district technology directors say the money cannot plug the holes left by wider budget shortfalls. The pool of money available is...
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