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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…

Grants & Funding: Seven leading philanthropies receive ‘Empowerment Awards’ for K-12 giving

The resolution of the favored to bestow their good fortune on others is an ennobling principle of our society. And when the contribution enriches the learning in the nation’s schools,…

Four-Step Guide To Help Your School Secure State Grant Dollars For Technology Initiatives

Converge, October 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGOct98/funding/funding.shtm The Sacramento City Unified School District started from scratch with its search for funding for school technology, but they were not deterred from finding plenty of…

Newslines–Now students can hate those automated phone calls, too

The Fayetteville, Ark., School District has set up an automated telephone program that will call a student’s home each day the student is absent from one or more class periods.…

Grantmaker Profile: 21st Century Learning Centers

21st Century Learning Centers Contact: Amanda Clyburn U.S. Dept. of Education/OERI 555 New Jersey Ave., NW Washington DC 20208-5644 FAX: 202/219-2198 eMail: 21stCCLC@ed.gov Web: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/21stCCLC Another way to build infrastructure…

California school libraries face tough spending questions

California school boards face a tough choice: whether to buy books that foster love of reading or stock up on technology-based research tools, such as the internet and CD-ROM encyclopedias.…

Wisconsin School Technology Subsidy Under Attack For Funding Parochial Schools’ Internet Connections

Cybertimes, November 18, 1998 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/98/11/cyber/education/18education.html A state-funded school technology subsidy program in Wisconsin is under attack in a lawsuit filed by a group protesting the funding of Internet connections in…

Newslines–Channel One survives more rough surf

The Channel One education network is back on in schools in Jefferson County, Ala., after a three-week moratorium, during which school officials found strong support for its programs. “We were…

Take advantage of this little-known $166M program for school libraries: Federal granting program inviting applications from K-12 schools

There’s a great opportunity out there for school libraries looking to get ready for the 21st century–and now is the right time for K-12 schools go after their share of…

Schools get lion’s share of $85 million in technology funds: ED, AOL, and NTIA give big to schools for technology and training

The nation’s schools were the primary beneficiaries in late September as powerhouse funding sources from the public and private sectors doled out nearly $85 million in grant and loan awards.…