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TECH CORPS Brings Much-Needed Business Partnerships To K-12 Schools

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/Oct/feat4.html In a recent trend in educational reform, schools and businesses are being brought together to prepare students for a job market that is…

Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

Four Easy Steps That Will Make Your ESL Program A Sure Winner

Technology & Learning, January 1999, page 56 In an interview with assistant editor Amy Poftak, Ana Bishop, a consultant and an expert in ESL and bilingual technology, offers some important…

Three Areas To Watch For Y2K Problems, And Eight Critical Ways To Fix Them

Converge, January 1999, p. 56 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGJan99/y2k/y2k.shtm The director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Educational Technology identifies three key areas to watch for emerging “Year 2000″ computer bugs: Administrative data processing. This…

General news and notes

Correction to the correction process In the December issue of eRate Update, we published a list of procedures for changing or correcting the information contained on your Form 471. The…

Many Schools’ Computer Setups Can Cause Repetitive Stress Injuries In Students

Cybertimes, January 16, 1999 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/01/cyber/articles/17rsi.html A recent study of nearly a hundred students in 11 schools shows that many students risk repetitive stress injuries from poorly set up computer workstations.…

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…

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…