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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…

SLD issues first few waves of Year Two funding commitment letters: Already, funding is available for internal connections at discounts of 70%

The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co., the group that administers the eRate, began to issue Year Two funding commitment letters in mid-July. After two…

Grantmaker Profile: GTE Growth Initiatives for Teaching

The GTE Foundation 1255 Corporate Drive P.O. Box 152257 Irving, Texas 75015-2257 Tel: (800) 315-5010 eMail: gift@gte.com Web: http://www.gte.com/About GTE/community/gte_foundation/ opportunities/gift.html Since 1983, GTE Foundation’s Growth Initiatives for Teaching (GIFT)…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

August Instructional Materials Development This National Science Foundation (NSF) program supports the development of instructional materials and assessment tools to improve science, math, and technology education in grades K-12. Projects…

Free satellite dishes and school safety programs

The National Education Association (NEA), EchoStar Communications Corp., and Future View have announced a school safety partnership that will outfit school districts with free satellite dishes and safety-related programming to…

Grant Opportunites

REGIONAL GRANTS 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…

Management Software Showcase

Compass K-12 As schools become networked to transfer data between administrative offices and classrooms, many are finding that setting up an intranet–a private, internet-based network–is the best way to offer…

eSN netWATCH

Curriculum Best new instructional resources on the internet “Find Out Why” should appeal to inquiring minds http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/fow/start.htm Produced by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with Time for Kids,…

Best Practices-Internet: Fairfax County teams with nonprofit to offer free teacher training

Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools and the nonprofit group Cable in the Classroom are teaming up to give teachers in the county’s school system improved access to internet training.…