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small learning communities


Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 16:14:34 PST

Dear Group,
My high school is currently writing a grant for small learning communities.
We are starting a Fine and Performing Arts Academy. Have any of you gone
through this process, or have arts academies and could share information? We will
be integrating English and social studies with the arts. I hate to reinvent
the wheel each time we start something new. We seem to need lots of
information in a short amount of time.

In September my school won a 2.2 million dollar grant to implement a one to
one initiative. Currently 1000 of our students have laptops and in the fall
all 1900 will have a laptop that they can use at both at school and home. Our
school is now completely wireless. It has been quite exciting and challenging.
 We will have an Apple tech with us for an entire year as part of the grant.
I would be glad to share what I know about the project with anyone
interested. I was not part of the committee that handled all of the paper work, but I
could tell you about problems and solutions we've handled.

Thanks to all of you that share so much. This list is what keeps me
teaching. 34 years and still going.