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Newslines–Now students can hate those automated phone calls, too

The Fayetteville, Ark., School District has set up an automated telephone program that will call a student’s home each day the student is absent from one or more class periods.…

California school libraries face tough spending questions

California school boards face a tough choice: whether to buy books that foster love of reading or stock up on technology-based research tools, such as the internet and CD-ROM encyclopedias.…

Wisconsin School Technology Subsidy Under Attack For Funding Parochial Schools’ Internet Connections

Cybertimes, November 18, 1998 http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/98/11/cyber/education/18education.html A state-funded school technology subsidy program in Wisconsin is under attack in a lawsuit filed by a group protesting the funding of Internet connections in…

Take advantage of this little-known $166M program for school libraries: Federal granting program inviting applications from K-12 schools

There’s a great opportunity out there for school libraries looking to get ready for the 21st century–and now is the right time for K-12 schools go after their share of…

Newslines–Channel One survives more rough surf

The Channel One education network is back on in schools in Jefferson County, Ala., after a three-week moratorium, during which school officials found strong support for its programs. “We were…

Schools get lion’s share of $85 million in technology funds: ED, AOL, and NTIA give big to schools for technology and training

The nation’s schools were the primary beneficiaries in late September as powerhouse funding sources from the public and private sectors doled out nearly $85 million in grant and loan awards.…

Seven Critical Steps For Building A Community-Based Technology Assessment Program

Technology & Learning, November/December 1998, p. 66 A community assessment program can provide valuable feedback and guidance for your school technology program. Here are seven key issues to address when…

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…

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”…

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…