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It takes initiative. Folks have been discussing this for 5 years. Steps to
make it happen? Identifying them would help.

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Gr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm sitting in a bookstore in Portland Oregon right now contemplating this
> big announcement and its implications
>
> Support on the state level in the form of a 5 year agreement similar to
> oregon's would be a great start
>
> Gr
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 12:10 PM, "Drescher, Peter" <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> A group of people here at the Vermont Department of Education saw this
> today as well.  Very interesting.  Some more discussion is planned.  Plus a
> phone call to Oregon!    With our funding situation the way it is and
> looking to the future funding cycles, I believe this could help in a number
> of ways.
>
> Peter
>
> *Peter Drescher*
> *Education Technology Coordinator*
> *Vermont Department of Education*
> *120 State St.*
> *Montpelier, VT  05620-2501*
> *802.828.5149 (ph)*
> *802.828.6563 (fax)*
> *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>
> *Twitter:  VTDOE_EdTech*
>
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> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Steve Webster
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:55 PM
> *To:* <[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Oregon Makes Google Apps for Education available statewide
>
>  Why can't Vermont do this?  Not to mention, bulk purchases of
> EVERYTHING--computers, cameras, interactive whiteboards, projectors,
> switches, servers, etc.?  A challenge?  Yes.  A good VITA-Learn project?
> I think so!
>
>       http://education.zdnet.com/?p=3870&tag=nl.e623
>
> Steve
>
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