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Grantmaker Profile: Connections to the Internet Program

Connections to the Internet Program Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, Room 1175 National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22230 Tel: (703) 306-1949 eMail: anir-info@nsf.gov Web: http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

September Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans This program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers loans or combination loans and grants to rural school districts and other non-profit entities for…

Feds, states boost funding for school security

In the aftermath of the April 20 shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in which two students killed themselves and 13 others, funding for school security has…

Just the FAQs: Software provides automatic answers to stakeholders’ questions

School administrators looking for a cost-effective way to answer the many questions that parents, students, and teachers might have about district policies or programs should note a new software system…

Language barriers fall with new technology: As students talk, their speech is translated automatically

K-12 administrators working to integrate non-English-speaking students into the mainstream classroom environment might benefit from a new technology that allows spontaneous translation from one language to another. The technology, recently…

Grant Opportunites

Education is Crucial Crucial Technology, a division of Micron, has announced that it will donate up to $100,000 worth of server memory upgrades to Idaho public schools through the Education…

Looking ahead to Year Three of the eRate

Though the second year of the eRate has just gotten underway, it’s not too early to begin thinking of Year Three. New to the application process for next year will…

Though the SLD and your service providers are working hard to implement discounted bills for Year Two services, don’t expect your approved discounts to be reflected in the next few…

What to do when you get your funding commitment letter

The moment you’ve been waiting for all summer has arrived: You’ve finally got your funding commitment letter. After a quick celebration (or a prolonged tantrum), here’s what you should do…

Filtering mandate looms for eRate applicants

Schools receiving eRate discounts would be required to install internet-content filters on all their computer systems, according to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives June 17. A…