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Grant Awards

$18 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will donate $18 million as a supplement to California’s Assembly Bill 75,…

Prosecutor says no charges will be filed for deleted eMail

No charges will be filed against the Madison, Wis., School District in the deletion of eMail messages related to the school board’s Oct. 8 decision on the Pledge of Allegiance,…

Georgia parents get access to school data online

Georgia parents with access to a computer are getting their best look ever at how their local schools stack up against those across the state and the nation. Beginning Dec.…

Goal of high-tech Nevada schools is near

A 1997 goal of having a networked computer in every public school classroom in Nevada is nearly achieved, a state official says. Fred Dugger, chairman of the state’s Educational Technology…

Fourteen states collaborate on eLearning

On Nov. 29, a group aimed at helping states share the powerful online educational tools that some are developing met for the first time. All but one of the 14…

Group announces $7 million science technology study

At a Nov. 6 press conference at Lowell High School in Lowell, Mass., educators, students, and educational technology advocates announced the launch of the first large-scale study to track student…

Charter school’s cost-cutting measures pay dividends for students

A new Colorado charter school that opened this fall has saved thousands of dollars in technology costs by getting expert volunteers to do the work, shopping for computer equipment at…

“Ocean Explorer” plumbs the mysteries of the sea

http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov Teachers and students can dive deeper into our world’s oceans with this site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “Ocean Explorer” enables teachers and students to follow…

Young astronomers can now use NASA’s “Telescopes in Education”

http://tie.jpl.nasa.gov Teachers might want to defer plans for a field trip to the planetarium in favor of this new site. “Telescopes in Education,” from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

“Pieces of Science” engages students with science artifacts

http://www.fi.edu/pieces Students and teachers can explore the history and evolution of science through “Pieces of Science,” an online gallery of educational resources related to 16 science artifacts. From Benjamin Franklin’s…