FEATURESAward-Winning Grant StrategiesBy James CarelessAs school budgets shrink, grants are an increasing important way to support core activities, and to pioneer innovative new approaches to education. Here are strategies that won significant grants for these schools.
SPECIAL?REPORT Fed Funding Update: Where Did the Money Go?Padmini Jambulapati provides a comprehensive report of the School Improvement Grant, or SIG, program—the largest pot of federal funds ever aimed at improving a discrete set of the worstperforming schools.
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Control RoomWouldn’t it be great to know how many laptops are being used at the school down the street? Or how many of those are due for an antivirus upgrade? Asset-management tools let IT directors find out these things, and a whole lot more, from the comfort of their desk chairs.
July 2011 What’s NewAtomic Epson BrightLink training * Bretford- Edu 2.0 * DYMO/Mimio STEM course images * HP Smart Clients * Kajeet for Education * NBC Learn CaptionSync * PCI Education LIFT * and more
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