the survey's other findings:
cite limited funding, lack of or poor equipment, and too
few access points in the school building as the main reasons
why they don't have or use advanced telecommunications;
75 percent of schools have computers with some type of telecommunications
capabilities, 74 percent have cable TV, 70 percent have
67 percent of schools plan to implement or upgrade a wide
area computer network. Of these, 81 percent report their
telecommunications plans are part of a district-level plan,
48 percent are part of a school-based plan, 27 percent are
part of a state plan, and 19 percent are part of a regional
30 percent of smaller schools (fewer than 300 students)
report Internet access, while 58 percent of larger schools
(1,000 students or more) report Internet access;
schools that are connected to a wide-area network, 48 percent
report that district and regional administrators play a
large role in developing the school's telecommunications
program and 33 percent report that it is teachers and other
staff that take the lead. According to 89 percent of schools,
decisions about spending are made by the school district.
of the report are available via INTERNET in the U.S. Department
of Education's "Online Library" at gopher.ed.gov,
Port: 10,000. Follow this path to access it: > 4. NCES
Publications and Reports/ > 2. Elementary/Secondary Education
Publications and Reports/ > 4. Fast Response Survey System
(FRSS)/ > 1. Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Public
Schools, K 12.
Carla Schutte is the Global Schoolhouse Telementor Technology
Specialist, Long Branch Elementary School, 3 N. Fillmore
Street, Arlington, VA 22201.
Tel: (703) 358-4220
Fax: (703) 461-5521.
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