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Annenberg grants offer lessons in school reform

School leaders can close gaps in student achievement by reaching out to other schools and forming networks, enlisting the help of parents and other stakeholders, making professional development for teachers…

WorldCom scandal could sink support for school tech programs

In the wake of the accounting scandal that threatens to push telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. into bankruptcy, educators are bracing for a ripple effect that is sure to be felt…

Once a classroom staple, chalkboards now biting the dust

Chalk it up to progress: Cleaner, more versatile whiteboards are quickly replacing traditional dust-clad chalkboards as a preferred tool for instruction. While the old-fashioned chalkboard remains a fixture in most…

Attendance, accountability mark this year’s NECC

Like the joyful tumult spawned by a drenching downpour after months of drought, the hubbub and energy swirled through the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at the 2002 National Educational…

Best Practice: Ergonomics program teaches kids to use computers safely

As children start spending more time on computers, experts say they might be putting themselves at risk of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which could show up…

Grant Deadlines

August Discounts for NEC Visual Presentation Products The SMARTer Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SMART Technologies Inc., has announced $65 million in grants to be applied toward discounts for…

Grant Awards

$1 million from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation A $1 million grant from the Boise-based J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation will allow the start of online high school classes…

Take students on a virtual field trip to “Colonial Williamsburg”

Colonial Williamsburg brings past to present with an online resource that sends students on electronic field trips through history. Student participants can research past atrocities of the slave trade, follow…

Experience history through multimedia at “American Memory”

The Library of Congress has added again to its impressive collection of online learning resources, called American Memory. Anyone who wants to hear Buffalo Bill’s own voice or John Philip…

Challenge students inside and outside the classroom with “Figure This!”

Developed by math teachers with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Figure This! provides free math resources, activities, and challenges that students can attempt to complete in class…