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Google Apps Now In New York Schools

Google has announced that New York has become the fifth US state to deploy Google Apps in schools for K-12 students.

On Tuesday, the internet search giant announced that the state of New York has become the fifth state of the United States, following Colorado, Iowa, Maryland and Oregon, to implement its communication and collaboration utility suite to classrooms of K-12 students, Information Week reports.

"New York state is making changes to prepare students for this future, implementing a host of initiatives designed to incorporate the development of 21st century skills into the state’s core learning objectives," wrote Jamie Casap, manager for Google Apps Education at Google in a post on company’s blog.

Google has entered partnership with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), along with New York State Teacher Centres and associated Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), teacher unions and professional companies of the state will provide access, support and training to at least 697 public schools in addition to private and non-public schools across the state of New York.