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Re: [school-discuss] introducing opensource to a large urbanschool districts


I am not sure if it is too late for Stephen, but for everyone else's
information I just launched my website Linux In Education Portal
(http://www.linuxineducation.org). I specifically designed it so that
people that are going into a meeting with school officials can use it as
a resource. It provides information to the educational professional
about how they can use Linux in their educational environment. Just
something to keep in mind as you advocate for Linux in your area.

Warm Regards,
Jonathan Hughes

On Tue, 2003-02-18 at 13:59, Stephen Bannasch wrote:
> Unless snowed out several people from the Concord Consortium will be meeting with tech people from the Boston Public Schools tomorrow morning.  Here's what I have sent them previously.
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> We are interested in understanding more about how Boston as a large urban school district implements, uses and maintains computer technology.  What are the critical services you now provide to students, teachers, and administrators?  What would you like to implement in the future?  What are your current hardware, software, administrative, and licensing costs?  
> While we believe the adoption of open-source software in schools could lower costs and provide more powerful services to many schools we know we need more information about the day-to-day realities of how you implement and provide the current IT services in a large urban school district.
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> My main goal at this meeting is to better understand what they are trying to accomplish with technology and the resources they are using.  I will be bring a knoppix cdrom and thought I would also mention schoolforge and opensourceschools.
> Are there any other resources or case studies that would be particularly applicable to a large urban school district?
Jonathan Hughes <declaretruth@yahoo.com>

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