L.E.A.D.S. Academy in the San Diego Unified School District (CA) and Nimitz Ninth Grade School in the Aldine Independent School District (TX) are the recipients of the 2006 Inspired Education Award sponsored by PLATO Learning and the Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS).
The award, now in its fourth year, seeks to enhance student achievement and technology literacy in high-need schools. Awardees receive a complete instructional technology program, including 20 laptop computers and a three-year subscription to PLATO Courses covering core high school subjects.
Awardees also receive comprehensive professional development, a school-based evaluation program, and technical assistance. The award's technology program will be implemented at each school in time for the start of the 2006-2007 school year.
PLATO Learning, 800/869-2000 or http://www.plato.com/.