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House bill would establish ‘kid-friendly’ web domain

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering having the government establish a “child-friendly” internet domain, because the international body that governs domain names has refused to create a…

States, schools sharply divided over proposed Microsoft settlement

The epic legal battle between the United States Department of Justice (JD) and Microsoft Corp. took a giant step toward resolution last month, as the two parties on Nov. 2…

School suspends students based on polygraph results

High-stakes testing took on a new meaning at a Dunlap, Ill., high school recently, as the school may be the first in the nation to use a polygraph machine to…

PC makers’ incentives could benefit schools

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports With the slumping U.S. economy having slowed computer sales, some PC manufacturers are launching innovative marketing campaigns to help persuade shoppers to…

Math and science take flight at “Liftoff”

http://www.aviationnow.com/liftoff This new site from McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week will tweak the curiosity of K-6 students and inspire youngsters to learn more about the wonders of flight. Liftoff Education supplies teachers…

Learn about bird behavior at “Raptors in the City”

http://www.raptorsinthecity.com The peregrine falcon battled its way back from near extinction and was officially removed from the endangered species list in 1999. Now, with the help of this site, students…

“EDSITEment” adds to its impressive collection of online resources

http://edsitement.neh.gov EDSITEment, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ collection of the internet’s best humanities resources for K-12 teachers, has grown from 105 to 131 peer-reviewed web sites, the agency recently…

ED reveals a new and improved web site

http://www.ed.gov On Oct. 16, Education Secretary Rod Paige announced that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) web site has been redesigned to improve its organization and function for all users…

Match software to state standards using Edumatch.com

http://www.edumatch.com Cambridge Development Laboratories recently launched its new premium program for school administrators, designed to allow administrators to determine whether the software they’ve selected complies with their state curriculum standards.…

Grant Deadlines

December Microsoft’s Curriculum Grant Program Educators in middle schools, high schools, and secondary-level vocational and technical schools are eligible to apply for these grants, which award software licenses for Microsoft…