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Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

February Teaching with Computer Technology This grant program from Compaq Computer Corp. awards a Compaq computer to two teachers from each state and the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit…

Specialized giving, tighter accountability mark today’s philanthropy

According to Nadya Shmavonian, former executive vice president of Pew Charitable Trusts, large foundations are moving away from broad-based funding efforts and toward specialized areas of giving. The result: It’s…

Apple suspends education grants for 1999

Technology grantseekers learned in December that long-time friend Apple Computer would be putting its K-12 giving on hold. In an effort to sustain its long-term profitability, Apple has suspended all…

After-school technology programs may get huge funding boost

President Clinton has announced plans to triple funding for the federal government’s after-school grants program, from its current level of $200 million to $600 million in fiscal year 2000. Called…

Grant Awards

AWARDS $60 million from U.S. Department of Education For the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, which enables schools to create or expand safe, productive after-school programs for children, $60…

Newslines–Schools can publish online newspapers for free with Highwired.Net

Highwired.Net, a company in Cambridge, Mass., is making headlines across the country–or at least helping student journalists make them–by offering an online student newspaper service to schools. The service, which…

Newslines–CEO Forum leader: Teacher preparation

The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, a partnership of 21 business and education leaders, has released an updated version of its School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart. Terry Crane,…

Newslines–Schools crack down on laser pointers

A laser pointer has resulted in an in-school suspension for a 12-year-old Dubuque, Iowa, girl, because school officials said the devices–which emit a tiny red beam of light–are treated as…

Iowa district to run entirely on wind energy

The Spirit Lake, Iowa, school district’s electric bills soon will be blowing in the wind. By the middle of next year, the district plans to have its electricity supplied entirely…

School tech director traces student hacker

Students considering hacking into Waterville, Maine, schools’ computer system had better think twice. According to the Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Steven Smith, the district’s technology director, discovered that a hacker…