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Gateway Signs $2.2 Million Contract With Illinois State Board of Education

Gateway Inc. is earning high marks with the announcement of a $2.2 million agreement with the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the contract, Gateway will provide convertible notebook PCs and support services to five Illinois school districts for the state’s Technology Immersion Pilot Project. Gateway is working in tandem with the Illinois Board of Education to make the Technology Immersion Pilot Project a success by providing participating schools a complete solution, including best-in-class technology and service that is delivered from call centers in North America. The Gateway M285 convertible notebook PCs will be given to teachers and sixth-graders for use as a teaching tool to support day-to-day instruction and student testing. The tablet enables students to use the PC with the digital pen for numerous activities including, solving mathematical equations, drawing diagrams, editing documents, and taking notes directly on the widescreen display. Teachers are also able to enhance the curriculum and classroom collaboration by taking advantage of the functionality of the convertible notebooks…

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Virginia High School, Orbital Partner for First-Ever Small Satellite Build

Orbital Sciences Corp. and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) of Alexandria, VA, have announced a partnership that will result in the first small satellite to be developed and built entirely by high school students. The satellite program will be run by students who are studying physics and engineering. The spacecraft, to be completed and launched in about two years, will be named TJ-SAT. Under the partnership, Orbital is providing the basic satellite platform and has assembled an all-volunteer team of employees who are professional satellite engineers and technicians to provide student mentoring, as well as systems engineering and integration advice to the project. The mission for the TJ-SAT spacecraft will be determined by the students as part of the development process. The students’ role will be to design and integrate the payload with the spacecraft platform, integrate all the spacecraft subsystems, develop the onboard software, and carry out all necessary prelaunch quality and environmental testing. Orbital will provide access to the necessary test equipment, which is located at the company’s state-of-the-art satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, VA…

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Oracle Education Foundation Leverages Adobe Software Donation to Benefit Students Worldwide

The Oracle Education Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit organization funded by Oracle, recently announced that Adobe Systems Inc. will donate creative software to the foundation’s ThinkQuest program. This gift will aid the foundation in its mission to help students worldwide develop collaboration and technology skills. ThinkQuest, one of the programs that the Oracle Education Foundation sponsors, has been embraced by educators worldwide as an effective way to engage students in online collaborative learning. Students who participate in ThinkQuest’s website development competition build skills in web publishing, research, writing, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and project management. The Adobe gift will include more than 5,100 copies and licenses for the company’s software for web development and design, including Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Dreamweaver, and Flash Basic...

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NWEA Names Matt Chapman President, CEO

Matt Chapman was recently named president and chief executive officer of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). As president and CEO, Chapman will be responsible for leading NWEA in expanding its influence in education and furthering its mission of partnering to help all kids learn. Chapman’s appointment enables co-founder and Chief Academic Officer Allan Olson to focus his efforts on continuing to articulate NWEA’s vision and insights regarding education on a national level. Chapman was president and CEO of Centrisoft Corp. for the last four years, where he was able to restart the company and bring its VoIP technology to market. Prior to Centrisoft, Chapman was chairman and CEO of CFI ProServices Inc. for 13 years, successfully growing the company from $2 million to more than $130 million in revenue. In 1994, Chapman was named “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum…

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