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Three Can’t-Miss Steps To Launch A Successful Technology Plan In A Large School District

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 82 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/oct/feat5.html The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) faced a formidable task in bringing technology to its giant system consisting 155,000 students, nearly 10,000 teachers,…

Graduate Program Arms Future Teachers With Technology Savvy

Education Week, November 4, 1998, p. 6 http://www.edweek.org/ew/vol-18/10bridge.h18 Marlboro College in Vermont recently unveiled a Master of Arts degree in Internet instruction for students in its graduate education program. Utilizing…

What if the terms of a contract have changed?

You’ve received your funding commitment letter, but you realize that some of the details about a particular contract have changed since you filled out your Form 471 requesting discounts for…

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…