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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…

Innovative Staff Development Program Solves Problem Of Inadequate Technology Integration

T.H.E. Journal, December 1998, p. 60 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/dec/feat05.html These two authors demonstrate that the greatest barrier to teaching students how to use technology is not a lack of computers and equipment,…

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…