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“Developing Educational Standards” eases the transition to standards-based teaching

This web site, launched in August 1995 by Putnam Valley School District in upstate New York, is now maintained by nearby Wappingers Central School District. Given the increased emphasis on…

State technology directors find a home on the web at SETDA.org

The recently founded State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA) is the first professional organization to bring together educational technology directors from all 50 states. As the principal association representing the…

Grant Deadlines

March Excellence in Classroom Teaching Awards Curriculum Associates is offering its fifth annual award for teachers who demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching. The company—a longtime publisher of print, video, software,…

Computer program lets kids learn while their parents shop

In an effort to extend learning beyond the traditional school day, some elementary schools now provide access to educational software at local grocery stores so students can learn while their…

Grant Awards

$4.3 million from the Library of Congress The United States Library of Congress has awarded an initial $4.3 million grant to the mountain regions of North and South Carolina to…

Computer system links schools to criminal database

Thanks to an idea suggested by one school district employee, now all North Carolina school districts can do criminal background checks on job applicants quickly and cheaply right from their…

Funding for Maine laptop program in jeopardy

Despite inking a four-year, $37.2 million contract with Apple Computer in December, Maine education officials face the possibility that Gov. Angus King’s ambitious plan to give every seventh and eighth…

Calendar of Events

March Mar. 6-8 Orlando. Florida Educational Technology Conference 2002. Featured speakers will include Beverley Connors, adaptive technology consultant; Alan November, educational technology visionary and consultant; and John Vaille, director of…

Product Spotlight

Adobe’s new web design bundle is a bargain Adobe Systems Inc. is offering two newly upgraded web design programs to education customers at an unbeatable price. Adobe LiveMotion 2.0 and…

Study shows dangers of diesel fumes from school buses

School bus fumes may be to blame for the dramatic rise in asthma and other chronic respiratory illnesses among children across the country, according to a study released Feb. 7…