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Bob Logan, President of Wireless Business Solutions, LLC., a national Minority Sprint BSP Partner will explain their program “One Aircard, One Child, One Dream Program” (O3P) and the role it is playing in helping bridge the Digital Divide for Urban Schools in (11) States. He will also present Pikes Peak Prep, and the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO), Pikes Peak Prep’s educational management organization, with the program’s first 50 Dell Netbooks that utilize a Sprint Embedded Aircard. GEO has arranged for Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) to be one of the first schools in the nation to benefit from this opportunity and the Foundation will be receiving more than 1,300 machines next year to distribute to all of their charter schools.

On April 28 Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) received the first 50 Dell Netbooks with Sprint Aircards and protective software installed on each computer. WBS LLC's (One Aircard One Dream program) assisted PPP to find a workable learning solution. This end to end managed solution combined funding from E-Rate with private funding to provide it’s students with 50 Sprint aircards bundled with 50 Dell Mini-Netbooks each loaded with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) software. Therefore, wherever students are on campus or off campus on field trips, they are able to investigate the world through a safe and secure environment and are no longer reliant on internal infrastructure or staff from Pikes Peak Prep.

21st Century Charter School held its annual National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Friday evening. 17 new National Honor Society members were inducted this year, so 21st Century’s NHS chapter now has 20 high school members. In addition, 16 National Junior Honor Society members were inducted, bringing 21st Century’s NJHS chapter to 23 middle school members.

Gov. Mitch Daniels' aggressive educational agenda, charter schools are playing a key role in his vision to move our state forward. Yet, in the public eye, charters are perhaps the most misunderstood piece of the educational landscape.

NWI TIMES: New Gary charter school OK'd

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The Office of Charter Schools at Ball State University has approved an eighth charter school in the city.

The Gary Middle College, designed to serve the needs of nontraditional high school students, will open in fall 2011. It will be housed at 21st Century Charter School at Gary, 556 Washington St. The school will be in session from about 4 to 9 p.m. weekdays, serving students in grades nine to 12 who want to earn their high school diploma and take college classes.

Gary Middle College, run by the same company as 21st Century Charter School, will open next year as the city's eighth charter school. The Ball State University Office of Charter Schools authorized the school on Wednesday and granted a charter for five years. Public charter schools like Gary Middle College receive state funding but are afforded freedoms in curriculum and teaching styles.

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