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Students helps launch web-based telescope network

If most high school students ever get to see the Horsehead Nebula, it’s by looking at a book, or a slide in science class. But thanks to a telescope network…

Calendar of Events

May May 6-7 Arlington, Va. National Information Technology Workforce Convocation. Sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America, this event will bring together national leaders from the IT industry, education,…

Grant Deadlines

May Transition to Teaching Program Transition to Teaching, available through the U.S. Department of Education (ED), provides grants to recruit, train, and place talented individuals from other fields—such as business…

Grant Awards

$31.5 million to urban schools in Ohio Ohio has received $31.5 million in grants from three private foundations to improve education in the state’s city schools. State officials say the…

Old West meets new technology at “Frontier House”

A hands-on history experience that will challenge students to re-examine their perceptions of the Old West, this web site is the online companion to the six-part PBS series “Frontier House,”…

Chart a course for learning with this historical map collection

What did the United States look like before the Civil War? When did Texas secede from Mexico? What portion of the country was bought up through the Louisiana purchase? A…

Parents can follow school trips online at “Explorica”

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, many schools have shelved travel plans and canceled educational tours for their students. But educational travel company Explorica is working to…

Track states’ school spending information with the “Education Finance Database”

School leaders, national and state policy makers, and other education stakeholders now can tap into a new online, interactive database to find out how the nation spends the estimated $350…

Boost teacher prep and recruitment with this federal government site

On March 5, First Lady Laura Bush hosted the White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers. This Department of Education web page contains information related to the conference and the…

“Technopoli” is a model for keeping staff skills current

Ohio’s teachers are getting a helping hand as they enter the brave new world of teaching with technology. This web site for a statewide initiative dubbed “Technopoli” is helping educators…