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Five Technology Programs That Use Community Involvement To Benefit Parents, Students, and Schools

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 18 Here are five innovative programs that bring students and their parents together to learn about technology: A Title I elementary school in El…

Use these magic words to swing those funding doors wide open: Experts at ‘Grants & Funding East’ reveal what’s hot, what’s not

If you were at our first-ever Grants & Funding for School Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., you heard all about the twin issues that will be drawing funding like a…

How to maximize your discount level

There are two factors which determine your percentage of eRate discounts: whether your school or library is considered urban or rural, and what its perceived level of economic need is.…

New online catalogue makes buying software a breeze: Site lets school leaders browse thousands of educational titles

Scantron Quality Computers Inc. (SQC), a top reseller of educational software and hardware, has launched an online catalog the company hopes will serve as a one-stop shop for schools. With…

Five Challenges To Overcome When Implementing Ambitious And Innovative Technology Programs

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 54 The cutting-edge New Technology High School in California has installed 250 networked computers for its 220 students. This new capability has presented five…

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

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 A recent trend in educational reform has been to bring schools and businesses together to prepare students for a more technologically demanding job market.…

Taking the bite out of the BEAR Form

While you were waiting for your funding decision from the SLC, you paid for services in full and took the chance on good faith that you’d be reimbursed. How, and…

GOP investigates ‘duplicative’ school tech funding programs: Reduction in federal aid coming?

Expressing fears that federal funding for school technology has grown “bloated” and “duplicative,” congressional Republicans have launched an extensive internal examination of all programs that might be used to provide…

How Technology Communication Can Improve “Real-Life” Interactions At Your School

Education Week, November 11, 1998, p. 38 http://www.edweek.org/ew/vol-18/11weeks.h18 A director of college guidance at a Maryland boarding school writes that she was initially skeptical of technology and worried that it…

Community College Group Is Key To District’s Successful Teacher Training Program

Converge, October 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGOct98/profdev/profdev.shtm When the school district in Sacramento, Calif., received funding for installing technology in its schools to the tune of $400,000, it then had to make sure…