SPA lobbies Florida legislature to allow schools to use instructional materials funds for software

April 1998
Electronic Education Report;04/08/98, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the Software Publishers Association's launch of a major lobbying effort to change language in bills being debated by the Florida legislature that would allow schools to buy only textbooks with money they receive from the state's instructional materials fund (IMF). Proposal to allow the use of IMF money to purchase software and other types of learning materials.


Related Articles

  • food: briefly.  // Chicago Weekend;7/28/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 29, p12 

    Several recipes such as iced cold brewed coffee spritzer, iced cold brewed coffee vanilla latte, and iced cold brewed coffee mocha are presented.

  • Lobbying leads Florida legislative committee to approve largest instructional materials fund in U.S.  // Electronic Education Report;04/22/98, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p1 

    Reports on the approval by a congressional committee in Florida of an instructional materials fund following lobbying by the Software Publishers Association and the Association of American Publishers. Total funds approved by the legislative committee; Concern over debate over language in...

  • California lawmakers eyeing largest instructional materials fund in the history of the United...  // Electronic Education Report;06/10/98, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p1 

    Reports on California legislators' proposal of a $422 million allocation for instructional materials in the 1998-99 school year. Size of allocation for library books and science materials; Positive response of the Software Publishers Association to the proposal.

  • Calif. Law Eases Way For Emergency Work At Low-Ranked Schools. Jacobson, Linda // Education Week;1/10/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 18, p16 

    The articles explains that California's Emergency Repair Program has been converted from a reimbursement program to a grant program, as of January 1, 2007. The change is part of a package of "cleanup" legislation requiring changes to school facility conditions and teaching materials. The...

  • SPA report on effectiveness of technology in schools.  // Technology Connection;Dec97, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p33 

    Presents some of the findings included in the Software Publishers Association's report titled `The Effectiveness of Technology in Schools, '90-'97.' Includes the effects of technology on student achievement; Contact information.

  • Don't copy that floppy. Mamis, Robert A. // Inc.;Jun92, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p127 

    Focuses on the Software Publishers Association, which represents 90 percent of an industry that estimates losses of $2.4 billion a year to piracy in the US al one. Lawsuits filed against companies using duplicated programs; Comments from SPA executive director Ken Wasch. INSET: Piracy control...

  • SPA targets counterfeit distributors.  // CD-ROM Professional;Oct95, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p16 

    Reports that the Software Publishers Association (SPA) has issued preliminary injunctions in three lawsuits against five distributors for allegedly selling counterfeit copies of SPA member software. List of the companies; Involved software programs; Demands of the SPA.

  • Are your software licenses complete?  // Reading Teacher;Mar94, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p506 

    Highlights the Software Publishers Association's (SPA) antipiracy activities on personal computer softwares in 1992. Investigations of cases on software copyright infringement; Statistical information on lawsuit payments made to SPA.

  • Software Publishers Association honors top titles, journalists, and community service provider. Kinnaman, Daniel E. // Technology & Learning;May/Jun95, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p62 

    Reports on the winners of Software Publishers Association's (SPA) Excellence in Software Awards. Includes Best Overall Education Program; Best Early Education Program; Best Home Learning Programs.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics