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Technology Champions: Pennsylvania’s Sandra Becker says it’s all about curriculum

The accolades are rolling in for the Governor Mifflin School District of Pennsylvania and its technology director, Sandra Becker. Four years and $4 million after the district’s technology plan was…

“Digital-pulse” technology could change your life: A major breakthrough in wireless is on the way

A breakthrough technology being developed by a Huntsville, Ala. company called Time Domain could revolutionize school networks and communications in the not-too-distant future. Called “digital-pulse technology,” it’s a way to…

Grant Opportunites

Equipment Donations K-12 World Server Grant NEC Computer Systems Division and JDL Technologies have teamed up to offer 20 Express5800 K-12 World Internet Access Servers through a grant program open…

Grant Deadlines

April Teacher Enhancement This NSF grant supports professional development projects in the context of improving science, math, and technology education. One of the program’s goals is to strengthen the teacher…

FYI: This Month’s Links

American Association of School Administrators http://www.aasa.org American Library Association http://www.ala.org Council of Chief State School Officers http://www.ccsso.org Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency http://www.mresa.org National Telecommunications and…

eRate news and notes…

New web address The SLD has a new web site address:< http://www.sl.universalservice.org The agency’s new web address reflects its merger with the the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) on Jan.…

FCC extends first-year implementation deadline

Schools and libraries will have an extra three months to spend their first-year eRate discounts, thanks to action taken by the Federal Communications Commission last month. Responding to concerns raised…

Atlanta-area education agency tops 34 states with its award

With a keen eye on emerging technologies, a consortium of Georgia school systems emerged with a $28.8 million award during the first year of the eRate. The award to Atlanta’s…

Second-year demand for eRate exceeds funding cap

Schools and libraries nationwide have requested more than $2.4 billion in eRate discounts for the 1999-2000 program year, according to an estimate by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of…

Year Two: What happens now?

If any part of your Form 471 application arrived at the SLD’s office in Lawrence, Kansas after 11:59 p.m. EST, you’re out of luck. Because of extenuating circumstances, the SLD…