Microsoft gives $1.3 million in software licenses to schools
- By Daniel Keegan
- Jul 14, 2000
Forty-eight middle school and high school teachers nationwide will receive
more than $1.3 million in software licenses from Microsoft Corp., allowing
them to teach more advanced information technology classes.
The two-year competitive Curriculum Grant Program 2000 awards, ranging
from $10,380 to $41,575 per school, will be used for classes in computer
science and programming, World Wide Web site development and information
As part of the awards, begun in 1998 to help address the IT work force
shortage, teachers must post current curricula and course materials on the
Main Function Web site, so that other educators can
The site provides a newsletter and resources for educators who teach
The Microsoft products include Visual Basic, Visual C++ and Visual J++
development systems, Office 2000 Developer Edition and Visual InterDev Web
development system, as well as Windows operating systems.