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House Republicans craft ‘eRate Termination Act’ to end funding

At least three members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced their intention to kill the eRate, which helps schools and libraries defray the cost of connecting to the…

Product Spotlight

Compaq TechBuilder Compaq Computer Corp. has unveiled a new service called TechBuilder, a technology planning and assessment tool designed to help K-12 schools get the most out of their technology…

Newslines–Mattel to buy The Learning Company

Toy maker Mattel Inc. announced plans to acquire educational software giant The Learning Company for $3.8 billion in stock. The marriage of the traditional-toy and educational-software empires, announced Dec. 14,…

eSN netWATCH

Curriculum Best new instructional resources on the internet Explore history in the making with “The Impeachment Vote” http://pbs.org/newshour/impeachment/index.html In December, William Jefferson Clinton became just the second U.S. president to…

Grant Awards

$3.5 million from CharitaBulls To fund an after-school program called Bulls Scholars, $3.5 million over three years to the Children First Fund, the foundation of the Chicago Public Schools. The…

Grants & Funding–Bring out the top brass to land the big gifts

It’s a well-known fact in non-profit fundraising circles: Individuals give the majority of charitable dollars. Here’s another: The single best way to secure a gift is a face-to-face meeting. As…

eSchool News 1st Annual Impact 30

From researchers to rabble-rousers, a small band of high-impact players has had a powerful effect on technology in the nation’s schools. Some of these men and women have done great…

eSN Special Report: Online encyclopedias offer reliable information

As the richest source of information in history, the world wide web presents an exciting research tool for educators and students. But a simple query on any search engine will…

eSN Special Report: eSchool News’ Top Picks for online learning

These 15 sites, culled from the Netwatch section of past issues of eSchool News, represent the editors’ picks for the best on the web. If you’re just beginning your online…

Apple Computer halts 20-year program of grants and donations to schools: No donations of cash or equipment in 1999 to individuals, institutions

In an effort to sustain its hard-won profitability, Apple Computer has suspended all formal grants and equipment donations to K-12 schools, at least for 1999. For 20 consecutive years, Apple…