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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…

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:…

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,…

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…

Check out these new federal tech programs

While the recently-passed federal budget bill may read like alphabet soup, a thorough knowledge of the new pots of funds created for K-12 technology and training will serve the savvy…

Five Technology Programs That Use Community Involvement To Benefit Parents, Students, and Schools

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 18 Here are five innovative programs that bring students and their parents together to learn about technology: A Title I elementary school in El…

Maryland schools become models for wireless learning:

Schools and homes in Hyattsville, Md., are among the first in the nation to get fully wireless access to voice, data, and video capabilities. Thanks to Maryland’s “Connected for Learning”…

Use these magic words to swing those funding doors wide open: Experts at ‘Grants & Funding East’ reveal what’s hot, what’s not

If you were at our first-ever Grants & Funding for School Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., you heard all about the twin issues that will be drawing funding like a…

Five Challenges To Overcome When Implementing Ambitious And Innovative Technology Programs

Technology & Learning, October 1998, p. 54 The cutting-edge New Technology High School in California has installed 250 networked computers for its 220 students. This new capability has presented five…