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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…

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–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…

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…

Dissecting Form 486

Form 486 verifies that you are receiving the services you’ve requested discounts for and gives the green light to the SLC to begin processing invoices from your vendors. It also…