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SLC becomes part of Universal Service Administrative Co.

The Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) and the Rural Health Care Corp. (RHCC) have merged with the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) as of Jan. 1. One agency, instead of…

Quick Technology Tips That Will Lower Your School’s Electric Bills

American School Board Journal, January 1999, p. 12 http://www.asbj.com/current/coverstory.html Schools may be able to save a significant amount on energy costs simply by turning off their computers when they are…

Fourth wave and special “library wave” of funding letters sent

On Dec. 31, 1998 the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD; formerly known as the Schools and Libraries Corp.) issued its fourth wave of funding commitment letters to 1998 eRate applicants.…

Personal Digital Assistants Can Save You Time And Money — With A Couple Of Drawbacks

Electronic School, January 1999, p.A30 A new fad among educational professionals is hand-held electronic organizers called personal digital assistants (PDAs). PDAs have handwriting recognition software and can take notes and…

Funding Toolbox: To get the big gifts, show your face!

It’s a well-known fact in non-profit fundraising circles that individuals give the majority of charitable dollars. It’s another that the single best way to secure a gift is a face-to-face…

Online College Application Forms Popular With Colleges, Less So With Students

Government Technology, December 1998 http://www.govtech.net:80/gtmag/1998/dec/education/education.shtm Citing a number of advantages over the traditional paper method, colleges and universities are increasingly promoting to high school students the use of online admission…

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…

eRate Survival Tops List Of Important Education Technology Events In 1998

CyberTimes, January 16, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/17rsi.html Despite the political fights and controversy surrounding the first year of the eRate, the federal subsidy program that funds connections to the Internet for schools…

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…

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…