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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…

Bill and Melinda Gates donate $2 million to train 2,250 Washington school administrators

Washington’s 2,250 superintendents, principals, and private school leaders will receive free computer training beginning next summer, thanks in part to a $2 million grant from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and…

Funding Toolbox: Regional issues in technology fundraising: Where you live matters

At the last Grants & Funding for School Technology conference in Washington, D.C. in November, I was approached by two people from Guam Community College. What about funding resources for…

Grantmaker Profile: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Contact: Rebecca Bliss, Program Officer 1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1020 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: (202) 857-0031 Fax: (202) 857-0056 Web: http://www.meaf.org Though new advances in…

Grants: Opportunitites, Deadlines and Awards

March 21st Century Community Learning Centers This $100 million U.S. Department of Education (ED) program is open to rural and inner-city public schools and consortia to help them plan, implement,…

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…