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New web site provides free access to array of children’s books

New web site provides free access to array of children’s books

A new web site will make thousands of children’s books from 100 different cultures available for free to internet-savvy kids around the world. When it’s completed in about five years,…

Discover the living histories of influential African-Americans

Discover the living histories of influential African-Americans

From the National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) comes a venue for students to explore the accomplishments and inspiring true-life stories of 70 living African-American legends. The web site complements an…

Accompany the ancient pharaohs on their “Quest for Immortality”

Accompany the ancient pharaohs on their “Quest for Immortality”

With this new online exhibit from the National Gallery of Art, students can explore ancient Egyptian culture and join the pharaohs in their spiritual search for everlasting life. “The Quest…

“ExploraVision” aims to create a new generation of scientists and inventor

“ExploraVision” aims to create a new generation of scientists and inventor

Sponsored by Tosbiha America and the the National Science Teachers Association, ExploraVision is a contest that invites groups of students from the United States and Canada to observe the technologies…

Consult this web site for state NCLB guidance

Consult this web site for state NCLB guidance

Created by the National Association of State Boards of Education and supported by the U.S. Department of Education, “The No Child Left Behind Act: What States Need to Know” is…

Create smaller high schools using the wisdom culled here

Create smaller high schools using the wisdom culled here

Research suggests that students benefit both academically and socially from a smaller, more personalized high school environment. This web resource, sponsored by Jobs for the Future (JFF), is intended to…

Maintain a healthy school environment with help from this resource

Maintain a healthy school environment with help from this resource

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using the internet to help educators and other stakeholders address health issues in schools. EPA’s “Healthy School Environments” web site provides online resources for…

Testing rules sock Colo. cyber school

A dispute erupted on Dec. 16 when the ratings came out on the Branson Alternative School, a virtual school headquartered in Branson, Colo. State officials marked Branson down as one…

Follow up: Connect2 executives charged with eRate fraud

Federal authorities on Dec. 18 charged the owner of Connect2 Internet Networks Inc., a New York-based internet services company, and three employees with allegedly defrauding the eRate of millions of…

Jury’s verdict puts digital copyright law to test

A federal jury on Dec. 17 acquitted a Russian software firm of digital copyright violations for creating a program that cracks the security features of Adobe Systems’ eBook Reader software.…