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Five Ingredients To Make Your School More Like This Leading High-Tech School

Converge, October 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGOct98/newtechhigh/newtechhigh.shtm Several ingredients combined to make California’s New Technology High School in Napa Valley a success: The school caters to typical middle-of-the-road students, who are neither failing…

eSN Special Report: Making your Schools Y2K / OK

The tabloid headline screams out in 60 point type, “Year 2000 Disaster Looms,” and predicts that on Jan. 1, 2000 (Y2K), power grids will collapse, transportation systems will be in…

How One Principal Overcame Three Daunting Staff-Training Hurdles

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 65 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature3.html Administrators who install technology in their schools can learn some lessons from this principal on ways to overcome the challenges inherent in computer…

More Form 486 filing guidance

Now that funding commitment letters are finally on their way to applicants, the SLC has issued a few clarifications of its Form 486 instructions: Five-day turnaround For services already in…

Stakeholder & Community Relations–Surviving scandal: Use the resources of the web

Imagine you’ve landed the public relations coup of a lifetime. The President of the United States–the leader of the free world–wants to visit one of your schools to praise your…

Technology Training Programs That Work For Low-Income Districts

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 70 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/oct/feat2.html The Camden School District in New Jersey uses a simple formula when designing its teacher training programs for technology: develop an external reward…

Wisconsin suit challenges internet subsidies for parochial schools

In a case with broad implications for the eRate program, a Wisconsin group has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s right to offer telecommunications subsidies to parochial schools. Observers say…

Use These Tools To Help Computer Users With Special Needs and Disabilities

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 55 Technology & Learning profiles leading sources of computer software and hardware that are designed to assist special-needs learners and persons with disabilities who…

This state-of-the-art high school shows the power of an educator’s dream…and $37 million

When officials of the Portsmouth, Va., Public Schools decided to build a new high school with state-of-the-art technology, it was the realization of a dream for Erma Curtis-Evans, the district’s…

Five Ways To Win More Funding For Your Computer Training Programs

Converge, November 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGNov98/fundingtech/fundingtech.shtm Nearly every major grant-giving education foundation has line items for training teachers to use technology in the classroom. Many organizations’ funding priorities especially emphasize funding programs…