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Technology Champions–Vancouver schools roll out laptop learning: Apple may have discontinued its eMate line, but this district maintained its commitment to giving students computers to take home

When the idea of introducing computer labs on wheels hit an unexpected rough patch in nine schools of the Vancouver, Wash., School District, Terry Allan, the district’s resource coordinator for…

Grant Awards

$23 million from Pennsylvania Department of Education For various technology initiatives, $23 million to 127 Pennsylvania school districts and the state’s 29 Intermediate Units. $17 million was awarded to 91…

Technology vendors up the ante for education at AASA: Gates’ vision of a ‘digital nervous system’ for schools played out in technology-rich exhibit hall

He missed last year’s American Association of School Administrators (AASA) conference because of a federal investigation, but on Feb. 22 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates made time to map the digital…

GW survey: School tech leaders are a savvy bunch

Educators have been taking a hit in the press lately about their level of comfort with technology. But a recent survey of eSchool News readers–the leaders most likely to purchase…

School technology funding conference to attract $7 billion audience

Educators who individually have raised an average of $3.6 million for school technology and are going for $7 million as a goal for the year are coming together later this…

Swapping hardware for ad access is on the rise

On Feb. 8, a Pasadena, Calif., company called Free-PC announced it would give away 10,000 Pentium-II computers to customers willing to accept a constant display of advertising in the margin…

FYI: This Month’s Links

3Com http://www.3com.com American Library Association http://www.ala.org Council of Chief State School Officers http://www.ccsso.org Education Networks of America http://www.ednetamerica.com Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov Memphis City School District http://www.memphis-schools. k12.tn.us Metropolitan Regional…

Updates to the appeals process

Now that the last wave of 1998 funding commitment letters has been issued, the SLD has begun to focus significant resources on the appeals process. If you disagree with a…

Ruling upholds ban on funding of state-subsidized networks

The FCC has denied a petition by the state of Iowa asking that the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), which offers subsidized telecommunications services to the state’s schools and libraries, be…

Answers to questions from eRate Update readers

Q: Are you sure that leasing your wide area network can be funded by the eRate? At the workshops I attended, some put on by eRate staff, we asked that…