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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…

VBricks make interactive video a powerful learning tool

New York City school officials wanted to bring high-quality, interactive video to the classroom—without breaking the bank. By all accounts, they’ve succeeded by finding a solution that delivers TV-quality images…

SchoolNet captures data showing students’ progress, needs

Writing weekly lesson plans can be an overwhelming chore at times for elementary school teacher Barbara Foster, but technology is making it a less onerous task. Instead of reviewing hefty…

Product Spotlight

Portable assistive technology solution from Xybernaut XyberKids, from Xybernaut Corp., is a wearable assistive technology solution ideal for students with disabilities, such as autism or cerebral palsy. XyberKids consists of…