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Curriculum Best new instructional resources on the internet “Book Adventure” leads students on a reading revolution http://www.bookadventure.org Created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation, Book Adventure is a free online reading…

Grant Awards

$5 million from Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund To provide telecommunications infrastructure, more than $5 million to schools in seven South Texas counties. Created by the Texas Legislature in 1995, the…

Educators cash in at Grants & Funding for School Technology West conference: Experts from government, corporate, and private foundations reveal the keys to winning big bucks

“Show me the money”: That was the theme sounded by hundreds of educators and grant seekers who attended the Grants & Funding for School Technology West conference hosted by eSchool…

States announce plans to spur professional development

In recent months, studies showing that technology training for teachers hasn’t kept pace with its expansion into the classroom have become commonplace. But three states in particular–Pennsylvania, Idaho, and South…

Expelling student for web site threats lands Pennsylvania district in court

A Lehigh Valley, Penn., judge has agreed to consider a lawsuit filed last year by the family of an eighth-grader expelled from school for allegedly threatening a teacher on his…

eSN Exclusive: Keeping schools safe with technology

L ast month, when bullets were found in a trash can at East Carter High School in Grayson, Ky., on a Friday afternoon, officials took no chances. The following Monday,…

FYI: This Month’s Links

Alpena Public Schools http://www.oweb.com/upnorth/aps American Library Association http://www.ala.org Annenberg Public Policy Center http://appcpenn.org Education and Library Networks Coalition http://www.edlinc.org Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov Johnson & Wales University http://www.jwu.edu National Telecommunications…

An analysis of per-student eRate funding, by state

Per-student funding commitments for the first year of the eRate ranged from a high of $88.92 in Alaska to a low of $7.20 in New Hampshire, an analysis by the…

FCC to seek comment on “acceptable use policy” requirement

On May 4, Federal Communications Chairman William Kennard expressed strong interest in a plan to require acceptable use policies for schools and libraries receiving eRate funds. Kennard was reacting to…

eRate news and notes

Using the three-month extension for internal connections At the eSchool News Grants & Funding for School Technology West conference held in San Diego April 29 and 30, SLD president Kate…