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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.

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 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.

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.


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