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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…

Five Sure-Fire Teacher Training Resources That Won’t Cost You A Penny

Converge, January 1999, p. 44 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/fundingtech/fundingtech.shtm Here are five best-bets for resources that can supplement your teacher training projects: Cable in the Classroom’s Professional Development Institute offers three valuable resources:…

Read The Recent ‘U.S. News’ Report On Top High Schools Online

U.S. News & World Report, January 18, 1999 http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/990118/home.htm You can now access online the recent cover story and special report in U.S. News & World Report that focuses on…

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…

Creating a successful technology plan

One requirement of the eRate program is to develop a technology plan for using discounted services to further your educational goals. The SLD—and Congress—want to ensure you have a long-term…

Quick Tips That Will Help You Locate Teacher Training Dollars

Converge, December 1998, p. 22 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGDec98/profdev/profdev.shtm While the author’s article poses more questions than it answers, it does identify some basic sources of federal and nationwide funding that your schools…

Six Expert Tips On How Superintendents Should Manage Technology In Their Schools

Converge, January 1999, p. 80 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/techfromtop/techfromtop.shtm The authors of this article provide six helpful tips on ways superintendents can more effectively manage technology in their schools: Budget time. Realize that…

How to maximize eRate discounts for 1999-2000

Like the federal tax code, a program as large and complex as the eRate is open to considerable interpretation. Just as most Americans use the services of tax accountants to…