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Missouri lawmakers send web filtering bill to governor

Public schools and libraries in Missouri would have to take more steps to prevent young people from looking at objectionable internet sites under a bill headed to Gov. Bob Holden’s…

Former astronaut Sally Ride launches girls’ science and technology club

A new science club founded by former astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, aims to link girls who are passionate about science and technology with each other…

Funding for start-up widens schools’ online options

Schools’ options for providing supplemental learning resources to at-risk students and accelerated learners are opening up. A group of venture investors have awarded $7.5 million in financing to Advanced Academics,…

Explore the mystery of all things living at “The Shape of Life”

This PBS-sponsored site is the educational complement to eight hours of programming dedicated to exploring the diversity of animal life on Earth. “The Shape of Life” contains video clips from…

Teach students about segregation with “The History of Jim Crow”

When folksinger Daddy Rice painted his face black and sang about Jim Crow in the 1830s, he could not have imagined that his words would remain forever symbolic of the…

“Jazz in America” trumpets the roots of American music

“Jazz In America” is a new online curriculum that follows the emergence of this musical phenomenon from the cobblestone streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter to concert halls and music…

“Minority Leadership Project” aims to bridge the divide between haves and have-nots

Technology continues to play an increasingly integral part in education, but making it equally available for minority students still remains a challenge. This new site from the International Society for…

“Out2Teach.com” focuses on integrating technology in the classroom

Ninth-grade students Evan Russo and Marshal Roch have teamed up to create this online portal for the educational community. Out2Teach.com proves that in the technology age, sometimes it’s the students…

“Assessment & Achievement” prepares schools for the increased demands of new federal regulations

New regulations set forth by the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act have moved accountability to the forefront of every educator’s agenda. eSchool News Online’s latest Educational Resource Center,…

With PC tracking software, stolen laptop recovered almost instantly

A teacher from DeSoto High School in Texas, knowing she would be out of the classroom on school business for the day on Friday, April 17, hid her laptop in…