ERIC Number: EJ704840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
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As Good as New: Recycled Computers Are a Boon to Cash-Strapped Schools
School Library Journal, v50 n7 p27 Jul 2004
There's no such thing as a school or library with too many computers. We're still nowhere near the one-student, one-computer ratio that's ideal for our schools and libraries, especially those in neighborhoods where most students don't have home computers. That's why Computers for Schools (www.pcsforschools.org) is such a great idea. The nonprofit organization provides thousands of donated PCs to schools, public libraries, and homes of low-income families every year. Computers for Schools also arranges inexpensive dial-up Internet service for qualifying families. ETrek, another Computers for Schools-allied program, provides free Pentium II or III computers to schools that donate their old PCs--most of which are dismantled and recycled as scrap--to the Oregon-based company. These two organizations are briefly discussed in this article, along with information on locating programs that assist in providing computers for schools.
Descriptors: Corporations, Public Libraries, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship, Low Income Groups, Internet, Educational Resources, Access to Computers, Urban Schools
School Library Journal, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010. Web site: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon