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An interesting panel discussion about getting the most out of your IT budget took place at Education Week's live event in Jersey City.

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A highlight of yesterday's ed-tech conference, Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times, was listening to 4 students who came in from York Community High School in Elmhurst, Ill., to talk about how schools can use technology more effectively.

Interesting discussion happpening here in Chicago today about getting the most out of your IT budget at EdWeek's Smart Ed Tech Strategies for Tough Times conference. One very interesting question was raised during the discussion about how schools might shift the cost of student tech tools like low cost laptops from schools to parents. What do you think? And if you would like to hear more about this issue and other ed tech matters, consider attending our next live ed tech event in Jersey City next week. More on that event here....

Susan Patrick, the president and the chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, gave a fascinating talk at the Education Week event in Chicago on Thursday that drew connections between the four assurances emphasized in the federal stimulus package and the power of online learning. Her talk prompted many follow up discussions during other panels and informally during breaks at the event. We're really looking forward to next week's event in New Jersey, as well. Check out the Jersey panels and panelists here....

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