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Special Focus: Computerized Testing: Study shows tech-savvy students might benefit more from computer-administered exams

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston College suggests that scores on tests taken with paper and pencil might substantially underestimate the achievement of students who are accustomed to…

Special Focus: Computerized Testing: Web-based service lets kids practice taking state ‘standards of learning’ tests

Now students can practice online before taking those increasingly important state-mandated “standards of learning” tests. Edutest, a company based in Fairfax, Va., has developed online practice tests that let K-12…

NPR poll: Public would OK tax hikes for more school computersBut ‘lack of technology’ not seen as a pressing problem

Public support for school computers is so strong, a National Public Radio (NPR) poll shows, that citizens say they’d pay higher taxes to put more technology in the classroom. But…

eRate Update

The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company, the group that administers the eRate, had committed nearly $800 million in Year 2 funds as of Sept.…

Grantmaker Profile: Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers Toyota Motor Sales USA and the National Science Teachers Association Contact: Toyota TAPESTRY c/o NSTA 1840 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201-3000 (800) 807-9852 eMail: tapestry@nsta.org…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

October Bridging the Digital Divide This AOL Foundation program seeks to invest in nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and collaboratives working to empower disadvantaged communities and populations through technology. Through this…

Grant Opportunites

Bell Atlantic Foundation Grants The Bell Atlantic Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals from the 13 northeastern states served by Bell Atlantic on a continuous calendar year basis from January through November.…

Appeals decision broadens program rules

An Aug. 11 ruling by the FCC regarding Tennessee’s first-year eRate application could have far-reaching implications for schools. In partly reversing the SLD’s decision to deny the state’s request for…

Two tips that could save you time and money on your next eRate application

Tip #1: Plan now for calculating Year 3 discount levels Now is a good time to start thinking about optimizing your discount levels for Year 3 of the eRate. Remember…

Year Two funding letters to continue through September

Through the seventh wave of Year Two funding commitment letters, issued Aug. 20, the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co. has sent out more than…