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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…