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SchoolTool Receives Award from Commonwealth of Virginia
The Virginia Department of Education has presented to SchoolTool a statewide
award for exceptional and exemplary contributions to Career and Technical
Education through business and industry partnership. The full description
of the award states:
"SchoolTool, an open-source computer software product, consists of a suite
of free administrative software for schools. In 2005, SchoolTool partnered
with the Arlington Public Schools CTE to author a competency-tracking
application called CanDo. CanDo couples the SchoolTool software with the
CTE Resource Center's Verso database of CTE competencies, allowing
instructors to report and monitor student competency achievement.
SchoolTool is an excellent example of a public-private partnership that has
mad a significant impact on education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Hundreds of teachers and thousands of students, with the added support of
the CTE Resource Center, have benefited."
SchoolTool was nominated for the award by the Arlington Public Schools
Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education.
Thanks to David Welsh, Jeff Elkner, and all the folks in Arlington and
Richmond who've worked with us on this, and to Paul Carduner, Filip
Sufitchi, Alan Elkner, Douglas Cerna and all the other developers who have
contributed over the years!