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Newslines–Schools crack down on laser pointers

A laser pointer has resulted in an in-school suspension for a 12-year-old Dubuque, Iowa, girl, because school officials said the devices–which emit a tiny red beam of light–are treated as…

Funding Toolbox: The real work begins after you’ve been fundedafter you’ve been funded

Nothing can compare to the euphoria you feel when you receive the phone call or the official letter notifying you that your proposal is being funded. OK, this might be…

Newslines–CEO Forum leader: Teacher preparation

The CEO Forum on Education and Technology, a partnership of 21 business and education leaders, has released an updated version of its School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart. Terry Crane,…

Funder Profiles: An insider’s guide to understanding this month’s grant opportunities

Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) Dennis R. Connors, Director Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 4625 Washington, DC 20230 phone:…

New York City schools solicit technology gifts on the web: Innovative site invites donations from businesses, private citizens

The New York City school system is taking a unique approach to fundraising this holiday season. The city is using a new web site to solicit a “wish list” of…

Schools receive first notice of $148 million in eRate funds: As letters go out, applications pour in for 1999 program

Capping more than seven months of anticipation and frustration since the first eRate application window closed on April 15, the Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) issued its first two waves…

Wisconsin district offers computer rebates to employees

To encourage the use of computers among its employees, the Neenah, Wis., Joint School District is offering teachers a rebate of up to $1,000 toward the purchase of a home…

Iowa district to run entirely on wind energy

The Spirit Lake, Iowa, school district’s electric bills soon will be blowing in the wind. By the middle of next year, the district plans to have its electricity supplied entirely…

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…