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ADVISORY/Schools, Libraries Given Internet Funding

Added: (Wed Nov 24 1999)

Pressbox (Press Release) - TOPIC: The U.S. government has committed a total of $3.6 billion to fund Internet wiring for schools and libraries, according to the Associated Press. The FCC-run program, known as 'e-rate,' already has enabled over 1 million classrooms to link to the Internet. 71 percent of the funding is directed at urban centers, and the remainder is designated for rural areas. More than half of the funding was allocated to the neediest educational institutions.

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Tom Crook, CEO of American School Directory, has over 15 years of experience with K-12 schools. He has a special interest in providing schools with innovative programs that enable them to receive free technology and Internet education.

Bob Valeri is vice president of planning and online operations at ZD Education. He is an expert in computer education products.

Bernice Stafford, VP of school marketing and evaluation at the Lightspan Partnership, Inc., is a former teacher and early childhood administrator who has been involved with marketing instructional technology to schools for more than 10 years. She is an expert in education and technology.

Jim O'Halloran, director of marketing for N2H2, Inc., is an expert on the effects of technology in the education environment and the use of the Internet in schools and libraries.

Barbara Means, vice president of SRI International, has more than 15 years of experience in addressing issues in education. She can comment on the use of technology in education and computer augmented learning.

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