Education Week: Map: How Much Money Each State Spends Per Student - The average is about $13,000.
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EFF: Stupid Patent of the Month - On April 12, the last day Apple had a store open in Eastern District of Texas the company "was sued by LBS Innovations, LLC, a patent-licensing company owned by two New York patent lawyers, Daniel Mitry and Timothy Salmon. Since it was formed in 2011, LBS has sued more than 60 companies, all in the Eastern District of Texas. Those defendants include some companies that make their own technology, like Yahoo, Waze, and Microsoft, but they’re mostly retailers that use software made by others. LBS has sued tire stores, pizza shops, pet-food stores, and many others, all for using internet-based maps and 'store location' features. LBS has sued retailers that use software made by Microsoft, others that use Mapquest, some that use Google, as well as those that use the open-source provider OpenStreetMaps." I used to cover such suits in my past life writing about the GIS industry; sadly, they are still around.