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Speaking to The New Times, Nkubito Bakuramutsa, the OLPC Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, said that trainers have been dispatched to the schools.

Pennsylvania's Charter School success

The Chester Community Charter School in Chester, Pennsylvania, with roughly 2500 students, is the largest pilots of XOs in a charter school, and one of the largest single-school pilots in the US.Read the rest of this entry

XOs for High School: new design, Uruguay snags 90,000

We have been working on a new XO laptop for high school students -- one with a larger and more responsive keyboard better suited to the hands of older students.Read the rest of this entry

Teachers start learning with XOs in Palestine too!

Teacher training is successfully underway this week for three Palestinian UNRWA schools in the West Bank as one of OLPC's Middle East projects, and it's been an amazing adventure discovering creative ways of learning and teaching with the XO.

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XOs in Colombia: Caldas, Itagüí, and wonderful tools

Tech Crunch TV interviewed Maureen Orth recently on the introduction of OLPC in rural Colombia on their tl:dw videocast. This was a timely reminder that Colombia has been building a network of supporting pilots and foundations in the years since this first urban school began implementing OLPC.  The largest projects are in Medellín (Read the rest of this entry

Argentina embraces OLPC, supports Bolivia

This week, Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner oversaw the launch of the La Rioja deployment and the handout of XOs to roughly 2,000 students.  This was the public start to the 60,000-student deployment announced this spring, named the Joaquín V. González program after the distinguished politician and educator.  The program will provide an XO to every primary school student and teacher in the province by next year. Sabrina Díaz Rato reported on the event, with shout-outs to Claudia Urrea and Martin Langhoff, who are currently in Argentina helping the learning and technical teams of the project get off to a good start. But the most interesting part of the article comes at the end, where she summarizes related efforts by Walter Flores, Argentina's Education, Science and Technology minister. [caption id="attachment_2384" align="aligncenter" width="439" caption="Christina Kirchner presents an XO to a vested young girl"]Christina Kirchner presenting an XO to a young girl[/caption] Flores sees La Rioja's program becoming a model for an implementation that is interesting to other regions, and mentions some specific neighboring provinces looking for advice - the Argentine provinces of Catamarca, Corrientes, and Mendoza, Chile's Atacama region, and the Bolivian municipality of Yacuiba. Read the rest of this entry

New Assessment Report on M&E Literature

OLPC learns and grows from every distribution, small or large, and actively seeks out feedback, documentation and analysis. OLPC partners and communities are critical contributors in this feedback loop and likewise are usually interested in how monitoring and evaluation studies from different countries can offer insight into successes and challenges of one laptop per child programs.Read the rest of this entry

OLPC SF Community Summit 2010, Oct 22-24

OLPC's global community of contributors and volunteers is gathering for its largest ever meeting to date, on the weekend of October 22-24, in San Francisco! Thanks to the OLPC San Francisco Community led by Professor Sameer Verma, and our gracious host San Francisco State University.  If you want to take a stand for global education rights For All in this 21st century, now is your time -- OLPC's Global Community is a friendly and supportive network inviting you too to Stand & Deliver

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