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The QED Education Network, which debuted this fall, is a unique "gathering place" for educators and the organizations that serve them. The Web site (www.EducationNetwork.com) contains legislative updates, success stories, professional development news and much more.

One component, the National Education Database, includes information on every K-12 school in the U.S. and Canada. For example, before applying for a grant, find out the percentage of students in the district that qualify for free lunch programs. Discussion forums let visitors share insights and opinions about important topics. Quality Education Data, a division of Peterson's, last month released the National School Technology Report Card, completed in cooperation with 30+ state departments of education.

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For a limited time, readers can get a free VHS recorder or color monitor when they purchase select LCD products from JVC Professional. The offer applies to LX-D500U and LX-D300U projectors and the AV-P700U video presenter.

Purchase any of these units before December 31, 1997, and receive your choice of one SR-336OU Hi-Fi VHS recorder or TM-131SU 13" color video monitor. For details, call a local JVC dealer or (800) JVC-5825.

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National Instruments has published a free 14-page white paper examining the use of the advanced peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus for high-speed, accurate data acquisition. Topics addressed include PCI system architecture, bus mastering, system design, driver design and memory issues.

Authored by National Instruments engineers, "Doing PCI Right: the Advantages of MITE-Based PCI Data Acquisition" also discusses what system level problems are not solved by PCI and what can be done to overcome them. To obtain a copy of the paper (Part No. 341312B-01), send e-mail to info@natinst.com or call (800) 258-7022.

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This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.

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