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How to maximize your discount level

There are two factors which determine your percentage of eRate discounts: whether your school or library is considered urban or rural, and what its perceived level of economic need is.…

New online catalogue makes buying software a breeze: Site lets school leaders browse thousands of educational titles

Scantron Quality Computers Inc. (SQC), a top reseller of educational software and hardware, has launched an online catalog the company hopes will serve as a one-stop shop for schools. With…

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

T.H.E. Journal, October 1998, p. 79 A recent trend in educational reform has been to bring schools and businesses together to prepare students for a more technologically demanding job market.…

How Technology Communication Can Improve “Real-Life” Interactions At Your School

Education Week, November 11, 1998, p. 38 http://www.edweek.org/ew/vol-18/11weeks.h18 A director of college guidance at a Maryland boarding school writes that she was initially skeptical of technology and worried that it…

Taking the bite out of the BEAR Form

While you were waiting for your funding decision from the SLC, you paid for services in full and took the chance on good faith that you’d be reimbursed. How, and…

GOP investigates ‘duplicative’ school tech funding programs: Reduction in federal aid coming?

Expressing fears that federal funding for school technology has grown “bloated” and “duplicative,” congressional Republicans have launched an extensive internal examination of all programs that might be used to provide…

Community College Group Is Key To District’s Successful Teacher Training Program

Converge, October 1998 http://www.convergemag.com/Publications/CNVGOct98/profdev/profdev.shtm When the school district in Sacramento, Calif., received funding for installing technology in its schools to the tune of $400,000, it then had to make sure…

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,…

Dissecting Form 486

Form 486 verifies that you are receiving the services you’ve requested discounts for and gives the green light to the SLC to begin processing invoices from your vendors. It also…

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…