St. Paul Public School Officials Choose Dell Over Desire2Learn for Technology Platform
INDELIBLE: Officials at St. Paul Public Schools have selected Dell's proposal to create an online portal of content and data as part of the district's eight-year technology plan. This decision, which will cost the district $4.2 million over five years, was twice the amount proposed by Desire2Learn, which is used throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. (Voters had previously passed a $9 million per year levy for school technology.) Price tag aside, school board member John Brodrick raises questions over the supposed lack of feedback from teachers and students, as the district committee that reviewed the proposal contained only one teacher versus two principals and six administrators.