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West Warwick Public Schools started buying refurbished computers in 2006. Jim Monti is the district’s director of technology.

Choosing refurbished computers over new ones saved a Virginia school district $230,000, which allowed it to budget a wireless network. The Louisa County Public Schools in Mineral, Va., purchased Dell units from CDI, North America’s largest supplier of certified, refurbished computers.

The Tool Factory and CDI have teamed up to offer customized technology for special education students. CDI will provide the computer hardware, while the Tool Factory will contribute tailored educational software. Initial offerings will focus on early learning and autism.

As enrollment in Arizona’s Higley Unified School District grew from 200 students to 10,000 over the last 10 years, administrators focused their attention on building schools and stocking them with furniture, textbooks and other necessities fast enough to accommodate the growth.

The New Philadelphia City School District is rich with history. In the 1700s, Ohio’s first schoolhouse was built here, and the building that houses New Philadelphia High School dates to 1913.

When Cindy Berck decided to pursue a doctoral degree in education, only one obstacle stood in her way: no such program existed at the time in northern Michigan, where she is director of human resources and grants at Traverse City Area Public Schools.

In the Alhambra Elementary School District in Phoenix, success is infectious. That explains why almost all the schools in the at-risk district have adopted Success for All, the research-proven reading program developed by the non-profit Success for All Foundation.

Interactive whiteboard, small room solution

A leading school in Washington state needed a solution which allowed them to use interactive whiteboards with a projector for a complete interactive learning solution. This school district looked to their education technology reseller who recommended ViewSonic.