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Northern Grid learners' antidote for ICT worries

Mel Philipson, Northern Grid manager, reminded us of the value delivered to schools and local authorities across the region. Approved methods of calculation indicate that the savings and efficiencies amount to more than £7 million. It is important that we recognise this kind of benefit to schools, most especially at a time when funding for ICT is under so much threat. Regional broadband consortia, particularly working together as the National Education Network, are among a now-decreased number of bodies in a position to have a clear-sighted overview of current issues around ICT in education – they should be valued.


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