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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.…

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…

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…

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.…

How One Principal Overcame Three Daunting Staff-Training Hurdles

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 65 Administrators who install technology in their schools can learn some lessons from this principal on how to overcome the challenges inherent in computer deployment…

Ten Technology Tips That Pay Big Dividends In Your School

Education Week, October 1, 1998, p. 23 http://www.edweek.com/sreports/tc98/ As part of Education Week’s annual “Technology Counts” special issue, various authors profiled ten ways technology is being used to help reform…

Online tutoring service provides after-school help to students: Students turning to the internet for

For schools that can’t afford to start an after-school tutoring program, a new internet-based tutoring service claims to have the answer. Called Tutornet.com, the service launched Aug. 25 and offers…

New eRate head reveals upcoming changes

When CEO Ira Fishman resigned from the Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) Aug. 28, he left Kate Moore, the corporation’s chief operating officer, in charge of administering the eRate. Now,…

Videoconferencing At Teacher Colleges Is An Effective Tool That Preps Educators On Advanced Uses Of Technology

T.H.E. Journal, September 1998, p. 69 http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/98/sept/feature4.html A new videoconferencing program at Kentucky State University has given preservice teachers a remote look at how master teachers instruct at a local…