Oregon Says Yes to Free Google Apps for Education

Lauren Barack -- School Library Journal, 5/3/2010

"In a first-ever move by a state, Oregon has adopted Google Apps for Education for use by all its K–12 school districts.

While universities, including Wesleyan, and select public schools like New York City’s IS 339 have adopted the cloud-based suite of collaboration and communication tools, Oregon has become the first state to deploy Google Apps in each of its nearly 200 school districts."

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Read about Google Apps for Education at http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/k12.html.

It does sound enticing, doesn't it? But what is the real price to pay for schools to have Google offer their Apps for "free"? It could be a boon for budget strapped schools. It could spell the end for Microsoft as we know it. What do you think?

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