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Throughout the school year, grantee schools are invited to the Loudoun County, VA, campus, where AOL hosts several events for Aspires teachers and students.
With its AOL Aspires grant, Calvin Coolidge Senior High School will support a range of efforts to raise aspirations of its students.
Maya Angelou Public Charter School will use its AOL Aspires grant to initiate development and implementation of the Web 2.
In addition to this year's grants for new initiatives, AOL also awarded renewal grants to 20 existing AOL Aspires schools to continue the success of efforts they initiated with their initial grant award.
The AOL Aspires program, in its third year, continues to create opportunity and encourage students to chart a course to realizing their potential," said Jon Miller, Chairman and CEO of America Online, Inc.
The AOL Aspires program is at the heart of America Online's efforts to open the doors of education and opportunity to youth in our community," said Miller.
Public schools from the greater DC-metro area were eligible to apply for the AOL Aspires grants.
Although 41% of respondents had the Aspire in their home offices, 21% reported Aspires in the bedroom, 17% had them in the den and 13% included them in their living room decors.
Acer's mission for '96 is to continue delivering optimized function and performance in consumer PCs to a broader audience, at even lower prices," noted Chwang, "Next year, we expect to ship over 1 million Aspires worldwide.
Acer America field sales representatives report consumers (at Best Buy, Incredible Universe and Computer City stores) are listing the computer's design, emerald green and charcoal gray colors, pre-load of Windows 95 and 50 other software titles, and integration of high quality speakers with the monitor, as the reasons why to buy the Aspire.
The Acer Aspire is a very popular computer among families because of its ease of use and rich software offering.