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NC Tech Company Partners w/Non-Profits for OSS Teaching Tool Project

10.31.2012
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Durham, NC October 31, 2012 -- Open Software Integrators, LLC (OSI) has partnered with the Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC), The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York to help create an open source teaching tool project.

The SLC is an alliance, led by nine pilot states, that aims to accelerate the progress of K-12 public schools toward personalized learning for all students. The collaborative has designed and is now pilot testing a shared technology infrastructure that will support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and help states and districts provide teachers with the instructional data and tools they need.

The SLC is collaborating with OSI on an open source application-based project to help educators retrieve and organize student data, and view state and federal curriculum requirements to more efficiently meet students’ individual education needs. Those applications will then be implemented in the SLC pilot states and districts.

The teaching tools project started with a community apps bounty competition to develop the two necessary applications required for the project. The recipients of the two $75,000 bounties were selected this week and the teams will go on to develop and deliver their applications under the consultation of Open Software Integrators.

OSI is honored to collaborate on this open source educational project. It is representative of OSI’s work, beliefs and involvement in opportunities to effectively educate our youth with advancements in technology.

If you would like any more information on this announcement or would like to schedule an interview contact: Tara Fusco at tfusco@osintegrators.com or 919.321.0119.

Open Software Integrators, LLC is a professional services company that provides consulting, training, development and support. OSI has offices in
Durham, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois.

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