The "Colorado and Iowa are joining the Oregon to begin offering Google Apps for Education, which'll now be available to more than 3,000 schools across the two states," noted Google.
"These state-wide agreements enable schools and districts to benefit from centralized resources such as deployment support and training materials, paving the way for an easy transition to Google Apps—including Gmail, Docs, Sites, Calendar, Video, and Groups—in their classrooms, immediately.
Saving money is just one reason schools are moving to Apps. Teachers in Colorado and Iowa praise the "anytime, anywhere" availability of Google Apps. They're using the unique online collaboration tools to teach feedback and revision strategies to students, and are even starting to go paperless on a number of assignments."