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L.A. school foundation earns money as a portal site for Scantron Quality Computers

The Los Angeles Educational Partnership (LAEP), a nonprofit foundation supporting the city’s public education initiatives, has teamed up with leading software reseller Scantron Quality Computers (SQC) in a partnership that…

President Clinton requests $1.5 billion in school tech funding for FY 2000

President Clinton’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2000 asks Congress for $1.5 billion in technology funding for schools. If the president’s budget is approved, that figure would mark a 56…

Creating a successful technology plan

One requirement of the eRate program is to develop a technology plan for using discounted services to further your educational goals. The SLD—and Congress—want to ensure you have a long-term…

Questions (and answers) from the Dec. 17, 1998 national eRate satellite broadcast

What if my internet service provider has been acquired by another company? In most cases, the SLD is aware of the change and has reflected the change in its service…

Form 471 filing guidance

Form 471 should be filed by the “billed entity”—that is, the entity responsible for paying your bills. If a school’s telecommunications bills are paid by the district, then the district…

Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

General news and notes

Correction to the correction process In the December issue of eRate Update, we published a list of procedures for changing or correcting the information contained on your Form 471. The…

Fourth wave and special “library wave” of funding letters sent

On Dec. 31, 1998 the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD; formerly known as the Schools and Libraries Corp.) issued its fourth wave of funding commitment letters to 1998 eRate applicants.…

SLC becomes part of Universal Service Administrative Co.

The Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) and the Rural Health Care Corp. (RHCC) have merged with the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) as of Jan. 1. One agency, instead of…

SBC withdraws from eRate court challenge

SBC Communications Inc., which owns Southwestern Bell and Pacific Bell, has withdrawn from a key portion of a lawsuit that continues to threaten the eRate. SBC’s withdrawal follows on the…