Hello K.C. I ran across this information today and I thought it might be useful to some of you.
Microsoft Education Product Policy allows nonprofit NFS to offer in-classroom technologies (previously reserved for traditional public school facilities) to Homeschool families.
Based on Microsoft Education Product guidelines, on Tuesday April 1, 2014 the NFS Board voted to categorize homeschool families as schools and to implement Homeschool Group Purchasing to facilitate access of in-classroom technologies for individual Homeschool families.
Homeschool families are now able to acquire computers/software at the same wholesale pricing the NFS program affords to traditional public school facilities.
NFS Board “our organization is only three years old. In that time we have stressed moving forward to meet the technology needs within all educational venues. First we addressed colleges and individual students. In 2012/13 we moved on to k-12 public schools and off-campus learning centers in all settings (daycare, church, Title 1 funding, etc). In 2014 NFS is implementing a program which will greatly increases access to in-classroom technologies for individual Homeschooling families.”
Homeschool families can purchase from NFS as individual families or form a group for a Group Order. In both cases the families must provide Homeschool documentation (type is dependant on the State of residence) to NFS. This is required to receive the full package of Microsoft Office software and lower laptop costs.
For full details please visit; www.notebooksforstudents.org/homeschoollaptopdiscount.htm
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Notebooks for Students is a nonprofit private operating foundation located in Carlsbad, Ca. Incorporated in 2011, our mission is to address the ever-growing Digital Divide within the national student body by increasing the availability of computers to all educators and students.
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