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From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of OIIA Satellite Town Meeting
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 1999 6:00 PM
To: 'STM-LIST'
Subject: PROGRAM INFORMATION: Teleconference on Y2K just for K-12 -
Message #68




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US Department of Education
Squashing the Millennium Bug:
Contingency Planning & System Testing
in K-12 Schools
A live interactive teleconference about what schools
need to know to be ready for the Year 2000.
        ~~~~~~
Thursday Sept. 30, 1999 - 12:00 noon - 1:30pm ET
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Visit  www.ed.gov/y2k <http://www.ed.gov/y2k>  for additional information.


IS YOUR SCHOOL READY FOR THE YEAR 2000?

After all of the planning, the changes, and the hype, is your school really
ready for the Year 2000?  Have you tested all of your computer systems?  Are
you sure that everything will run smoothly when school starts again in the
New Year?

WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT READY YET?

Despite your best efforts, things might still go wrong.  What are your
contingency plans in case of an emergency?  How can you prepare to avoid
annoying delays and confusion?

MAKE SURE YOUR SCHOOL IS Y2K OK!

Join experts from the education community for a special teleconference on
how schools across the country are squashing the millennium bug and
preparing for all possible glitches. The teleconference will focus on three
critical issues: system testing, contingency planning and the role of state
and local governments in ensuring Y2K compliance. Questions to be discussed
include:

* What is the best way to test a school's systems?   In what ways should
tests at the school, district, state and federal level be coordinated?
*What are the critical components of a school's contingency plans?
*How are school districts preparing in case of problems with the Y2K bug?
*What resources are available for testing and contingency planning?
*Why should schools hold "community conversations" to assure everyone is
working together?

This program will provide a forum for superintendents, principals, Y2K
coordinators and others to share practical ideas, advice and resources to
assure that the education community's computers are ready for the 21st
century.

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 20TH AND RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF HELPFUL MATERIALS
BEFORE THE EVENT!

WATCH THE WEBCAST

The teleconference will be webcast live and archived at
http://www.connectlive.com/events/deptedu/
<http://www.connectlive.com/events/deptedu/>
Visit the site today and make sure you have a free version of RealPlayer G2
installed.

ORDER A VIDEOTAPE

After the broadcast, a limited number of free VHS tapes will be available
for loan.
Call 1-877-4EDPUBS or order online at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html
<http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html>

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SATELLITE COORDINATES
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Test time: 11:30 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. Eastern;
Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern
C-Band: Galaxy 6; Transponder/Channel 5; Orbital Location:
99 degrees West; Downlink Frequency 3800 MHz; Horizontal
polarity; Audio: 6.2 and 6.8.

Ku-Band: SBS-6; Transponder/Channel 9; Orbital Location:
74 degrees West; Downlink Frequency 11921 MHz; Horizontal
polarity; Audio: 6.2 and 6.8.


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REGISTRATION
*****************

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 20TH AND RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF HELPFUL MATERIALS
BEFORE THE EVENT!

The teleconference is free!  Just register your participation
online at http://www.ed.gov/registerevent/ or call
1-800-USA-LEARN.

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