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Seven Factors To Consider When Shopping For Accountability Software

Converge, December 1998, p. 76 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGDec98/fromthetop/fromthetop.shtm In most schools and districts, there is little coordination between curriculum design, instructional development, and assessment techniques. These three core aspects of accountability remain…

Form 471 filing guidance

Form 471 should be filed by the “billed entity”—that is, the entity responsible for paying your bills. If a school’s telecommunications bills are paid by the district, then the district…

TECH CORPS Brings Much-Needed Business Partnerships To K-12 Schools

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/Oct/feat4.html In a recent trend in educational reform, schools and businesses are being brought together to prepare students for a job market that is…

Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

Four Easy Steps That Will Make Your ESL Program A Sure Winner

Technology & Learning, January 1999, page 56 In an interview with assistant editor Amy Poftak, Ana Bishop, a consultant and an expert in ESL and bilingual technology, offers some important…

Three Areas To Watch For Y2K Problems, And Eight Critical Ways To Fix Them

Converge, January 1999, p. 56 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/y2k/y2k.shtm The director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Educational Technology identifies three key areas to watch for emerging “Year 2000″ computer bugs: Administrative data processing. This…

General news and notes

Correction to the correction process In the December issue of eRate Update, we published a list of procedures for changing or correcting the information contained on your Form 471. The…

Many Schools’ Computer Setups Can Cause Repetitive Stress Injuries In Students

Cybertimes, January 16, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/17rsi.html A recent study of nearly a hundred students in 11 schools shows that many students risk repetitive stress injuries from poorly set up computer workstations.…

SBC withdraws from eRate court challenge

SBC Communications Inc., which owns Southwestern Bell and Pacific Bell, has withdrawn from a key portion of a lawsuit that continues to threaten the eRate. SBC’s withdrawal follows on the…

Four-Step How-To Guide On Listservs That Will Improve Your Effectiveness As An Educator

Technology & Learning, January 1999, p. 52 Listservs, or E-mail distribution lists are, valuable tools for you and your students. Listservs are discussion forums dedicated to a particular topic. Here’s…