If you've had enough of waiting for those long-promised eRate funds to support your schools' internet services, then consider bolstering your fund raising efforts with some self-generated revenues. That's what officials at the Lawrence (N.Y.) Public Schools decided to do. Rather than getting in line, Lawrence is taking the bull by the horns: the district is running its own internet service business . . . and reaping profits.

Working in cooperation with WinStar for Education (formerly Community School Networks), Lawrence went into the internet business, developing and marketing its own internet service, called Lawrence Online....

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