(01/18/2002)
About 44,000 West Virginia students stand to benefit from a multi-million antitrust settlement against Microsoft, according to state education officials. What it might mean for local students is unclear.

The funds will be given to local school systems from a foundation, awarding grants to schools where 70 percent or more of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches.

The foundation will be funded by $150 million in seed money from Microsoft, with the group providing a 2 to 1 match up to $100 million.

The funds would primarily be used to improve access to technology, computers and educational opportunities.


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