News of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12
Felix, Kathie, Multimedia Schools
by Kathie Felix, News Editor
News of the latest products and technology for K-12 may be sent directly to Kathie Felix at P. O. Box 2444, Merrifield, VA 22116 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF)
Microsoft and 18 other leaders in the education software industry are working together on a groundbreaking initiative to develop the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF). A technical blueprint, the SIF will ensure that school software applications such as library, cafeteria, transportation, and student information management programs share data and work together effectively. The SIF specification is based on open-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) and is not linked to a particular operating system or platform. SIF; email@example.com or http://www.schoolsinterop.org.
Title 1 Funding Stats
A total of $6.7 billion in Title 1 funding is available to public schools in the 1998-99 school year, according to a report by Quality Education Data (QED). The top five Title 1 funded states for the school year are California ($807.9 million), New York ($659.5 million), Texas ($597.5 million), Florida ($331.2 million), and Pennsylvania ($325.7 million). The top five Title 1 funded school districts are New York City Public Schools, Chicago Public School District, Los Angeles Unified Schools, Detroit Public School District, and Philadelphia Public School District. The 275-page QED report lists every public school district alphabetically by state with Title 1 dollars for the 1998-1999 school year, as reported by the individual state Departments of Education. Funding levels for the current school year are compared to levels …
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Publication information: Article title: News of the Latest Products and Technology for K-12. Contributors: Felix, Kathie - Author. Magazine title: Multimedia Schools. Volume: 6. Issue: 3 Publication date: May-June 1999. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.