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Product Spotlight

Microsoft’s Teaching and Learning Resource Kit The fourth generation of Microsoft’s Teaching and Learning Resource Kit provides new tools and innovative ways for teachers and students to learn how to…

NSF launches math, science teaching initiative

Responding to what it calls a “critical need,” the National Science Foundation has launched a $100 million initiative to regenerate leadership in teaching and research in math, science, and technology…

Project uses eMail to promote understanding

In an effort to promote global understanding and deter terrorism, President George W. Bush has announced the creation of an eMail exchange program between students from the United States and…

Judge: Viriginia Law restricting web material is unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that a Virginia law intended to restrict internet material considered harmful to children is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge James H. Michael Jr.’s opinion prevents the state…

Partners Index

AccuWeather Inc., of State College, Pa., is the world’s leading authority on weather, including radar images, satellite images, and five-day forecasts for around the world. Visit the AccuWeather web site:…

Readers’ Choice Awards

In our March 2001 issue, we ran the first in a series of “Readers’ Choice Awards” features, designed to help you understand which software vendors and programs your colleagues have…

Ten tips to help you get the most out of the new eRate funding year

The application window to file Form 471 for Year Five of the eRate opened Monday, Nov. 5, at noon EST. The eRate is a federal program that provides discounts to…

Seven cities receive $60 million to transform urban high schools

To help school-reform pioneers in seven cities reinvent the high school experience for more than 140,000 students, Carnegie Corp. of New York and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have…

Schools for a New Society grant winners

• Boston Public Schools and Boston Plan for Excellence in Public Schools, $8 million. Jobs for the Future will provide technical assistance to assist in the change to small schools.…

Special Feature: Where to draw the line

School leaders today find themselves walking a fine line between protecting students from an increasingly violent world and making sure students’ rights aren’t infringed upon in the process. Tough rules…