ERIC Number: ED453786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The E-Rate in America: A Tale of Four Cities.
Carvin, Andy, Ed.
Designed for school administrators, policymakers, and others concerned about communications and education, this report first traces the ideas and political forces that led to establishment of the E-Rate. It then looks at the practical issues confronting school districts as they seek to seize the opportunities the E-Rate affords. After examining how four school districts have used the program, the report provides a toolkit that school officials can use to organize, conceptualize, and communicate information about the impact of the program on their districts. Finally, it suggests resources for learning more about the E-Rate. The report contains the following chapters: (1) "E-Rate 101: How the Program Works"; (2) "E-Rate Policy: Universal Service in Education and Communications" (Anthony Wilhelm and Jorge Reina Schement); (3) "E-Rate Politics: A Brief History" (Andy Carvin); (4) "The E-Rate in Practice: Research Findings in Four Midwestern Cities" (Margaret Honey and Katie McMillan Culp); and (5) "An Educator's Toolkit: Planning and Evaluation of the Impact of the E-Rate Program" (Margaret Honey and Katie McMillan Culp). Appendices include a summary of legislative proposals related to the E-Rate and a list of E-Rate online resources. (MES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.