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“A More Perfect Union” exposes a dark chapter in American history

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing military authorities to exclude “any and all persons” from designated areas of the country as was necessary for…

“DemocracyNet” follows politicians’ campaign promises and voting records

For educators, encouraging youngsters to get involved in the nation’s political process can be a challenging task. DemocracyNet, furnished by the League of Women Voters, provides a place where students…

“Science Monthly” delves into topical subjects of interest

Recently, Learning Network and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) teamed up to publish a monthly electronic newsletter, called “Science Monthly,” aimed at providing science teachers with new and timely…

This super NOVA site is exploding with information

NOVA Online now offers teachers quick access to more than 500 of the popular science program’s educational resources in its expanded Teachers site, which includes a searchable database of program…

Help students prepare for AP exams with “AP Exam Review”

Beginning this month, students can prepare for Advanced Placement (AP) exams using Apex Learning’s AP Exam Review service. Exam Review is a fee-based online study program that helps students prepare…

“Title2.org” tracks the quality of the nation’s teacher preparation

Education degrees are not immediate indicators of good, high-quality teachers. That’s why this new site from the United States Department of Education supplies data and information concerning the quality of…

“Schoolforge” forges an alliance of open-source software groups

Schoolforge, a global coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting open-source software in education, announced the launch of its web site Jan. 8. The alliance was formed in November when members…

“Just For The Kids” encourages the sharing of educational best practices

Increasing student achievement in public schools is no small task, but this web site from the nonprofit Just For The Kids (JFTK) aims to help teachers, parents, and administrators do…

“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…