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License plate sales fund school technology

An innovative South Carolina program to raise money for school computers by selling special license plates got a boost in September from an insurance software company. Policy Management Systems Corp.…

As letters go out, applications pour in

On Dec. 1, 1998 the SLC began accepting applications for the 1999-2000 eRate. The new window opened just as applicants were beginning to see the fruits of their labors from…

Ten Foolproof Steps For Outsourcing Network Support

T.H.E. Journal, November 1998, p. 22 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/nov/specrep.html Many schools are discovering that it’s easier to find an independent contractor to build and maintain their internal computer networks than to perform…

Funding Toolbox: Seven ways to build your fundraising team

With the recent passing of the federal budget bill–giving more dollars than ever before to school technology–plus the rash of grants for technology from major corporate and private grantors, now’s…

Grants & Funding–Come together: Now’s the time to take a team approach to landing grants

Many people picture grant writers locked away in the lonely writer’s garret for days on end crafting the perfect proposal. Finally, after several days–perhaps even weeks–go by, the harried writer…

Guidelines For Maximizing The Effectiveness Of Technology In Any School Setting

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 78 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/telecom.asp The MIS director for the DeKalb school system in Georgia outlines the program he employs to keep all members of the school system…

News and notes from the SLC

Service provider conference calls every Wednesday The SLC invites service providers and vendors to join a regularly scheduled conference call to learn about and discuss billing issues, invoicing procedures, and…

Stakeholder & Community Relations–Say it digitally: Use your web to honor and support your business partners

As you’ve read elsewhere in this issue, powerful partnerships are the key to building strong technology programs that bridge your schools with the larger community. As concern over equity grows,…

Schools Of Education Incorporate More Technology Into Administrator Training Courses

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 75 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature5.html An Illinois university education department professor highlights the changes he made to his curriculum to get K-12 school administrators to learn more about…

Tackling the post-commitment phase of the program

Funding commitment letters are due to be sent out soon. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all summer, and one you probably thought would never arrive. Now that it’s…