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“RuralEducation.org” connects schools in remote areas with 21st-century tools

The Rural Education Technology Alliance (RETA) is a new organization of five leading technology companies committed to working with rural educators and education organizations to assess and address the unique…

Here’s an apple for the “Professional Teachers”

Canter & Associates, a leading provider of professional development programs for teachers, recently launched ProfessionalTeacher.com, a web site designed to support the professional development efforts of K-12 classroom teachers and…

School tech experts climb onto this “Soapbox” to provide insight

Are online textbooks the best learning resource for the future? What are the key issues that will determine the effectiveness of this emerging technology? A panel of experts, including leaders…

“eGuidance” provides counseling services for students in an eLearning world

Bridges.com Inc., a provider of career and educational planning solutions, and Peterson’s, a provider of postsecondary educational information, have teamed up to launch the eGuidanceCenter. This new web-based guidance resource…

Calendar of Events

April Apr. 6-9 New Orleans. National School Boards Association’s 62nd Annual Conference. This conference will feature world-class speakers, including former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well…

Product Spotlight

Swipe a glance at this laptop anti-theft device from Caveo Technology As more and more schools provide laptops for students and teachers, the Caveo Anti-Theft security system is an attractive…

Partners Index

Adobe Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., is a leading producer of illustration and design software. Visit Adobe’s web site: http://www.adobe.com (800) 834-3396 See the ad for Adobe Systems on…

States grapple with ed-tech requirements of new education law

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced what is required of states as they apply for their share of the new $700 million educational technology block-grant program—and many state…

Pennsylvania lawmaker questions computers in day-care centers

A Pennsylvania program that supplies preschools and day-care centers with free computers and internet access is being targeted by a state lawmaker as inappropriate—especially in a time of budget shortfalls.…

CNN backs off bid to sell sponsorships on school news program

In a victory for opponents of commercialism in schools, the Cable News Network (CNN) has backed off plans to sell sponsorships on “CNN Student News,” a program it produces for…