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Debate intensifies over filtering mandate

A bill that would require schools and libraries receiving eRate discounts to install filtering software was the subject of heated debate at a Senate hearing last month. In an effort…

Task force presents suggestions for Year Three of the eRate

In February, the SLD created a task force to review current eRate policies and procedures with an eye toward streamlining the program in time for the 2000-2001 program year. The…

ALA appoints its own task force

In February, the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution reaffirming support of the eRate and establishing a presidentially-appointed ALA task force to work with the SLD on eRate issues.…

Grantmaker Profile: Eaton Charitable Contributions Program

Eaton Charitable Contributions Program Contact: Nancy Utter 1111 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 Tel: (216) 523-5000 Fax: (216) 479-7014 Web: http://www.eaton.com/ corp/contribute/index.html Schools and districts in 25 states might be…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

May Program for Gender Equity in Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET) The purpose of this National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is to raise the interest and achievement of girls…

Before trolling for federal dollars, target local technology companies first

In your search for technology funding, it’s best to start in your own backyard. As one Washington, D.C. high school is proving, forming partnerships with local corporations can have as…

Take advantage of equipment donations–here’s how

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure–and what is old, slow, and obsolete to some might be perfect for a school that intends only to use a computer to run…

Best Practices–Technology: Youth Tech Entrepreneurs learn as they lead: Massachusetts high school students provide high tech troubleshooting, mentoring to adults

The 16 students in the Youth Tech Entrepreneurs program at Malden High School in Malden, Mass., can take a computer apart and put it together again. They teach parents how…

Best Practices–Internet: Milwaukee Public Schools’ $23 million eRate award brings interactive video to the classroom

When Mark Root, manager of technology services for the Council of the Great City Schools, was asked in January to provide a model for other districts to follow when planning…

Product Spotlight

ParentLink Suite Sprint Corp. of Overland, Kan., has developed a communications solution for K-12 schools called ParentLink Suite, which it says will help schools improve their level of parental involvement…