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Google announced today on its Enterprise blog that the São Paulo Department of Education in Brazil is going Google and switching its more than four million students across 5k schools as well as 300k teachers and staff to Google Apps for free.

“We are so excited to be bringing Google Apps for Education to more than four million students of São Paulo,” said Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of São Paulo. “Finally, classes will go beyond the four walls of the school.” We are working to deploy Google Apps for Education to all 4 million students within the year.

Google is also partnering with a local organization to train the 300,000 staff members in using the Google Apps for Education suite of apps.

São Paulo joins a long list of governments and education departments that have recently switched to Google Apps from the city of Boston and the US Naval Academy to classrooms in Malaysia.

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