The future of education in Miami-Dade is here, and it involves a whole lot more corporate advertising and a lot less paper.
The Miami Herald reports schools are cutting down on paper in favor of technology in an effort to save money... oh, and the environment, maybe.
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Meanwhile, in light of recent budget cuts, CBS4 reports the school board approved a measure that would allow corporate advertising on school grounds. Companies are already submitting proposals to install back-lit billboards and LCD screens that flash up to 15 ads inside and outside schools. One company even wants to place a sponsored cell-phone-charging station on every campus -- presumably so the kids can keep their BlackBerries juiced up and text "wanna are it" to each other all day.