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Study: Momentum builds on eLearning

In a revealing study of electronic learning (eLearning) trends, Apex Learning and Blackboard Inc. indicated that more than half of United States high schools now offer online courses or are…

Colorado lawmaker wants athletes, entertainers to pay for school computers

Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, and Barry Bonds would have to pay more in taxes every time they play in Denver under a proposal aimed at raising money for school computers.…

Texas company’s online test readies students for new state exam

A Texas company has devised an online test to help second-graders prepare for a new statewide exam that debuts in 2003, called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).…

Free web resource helps schools evaluate tech companies

Beginning this month, you and your colleagues will have a new ally to help you make better purchasing decisions: eSchool News has created a free internet resource that will help…

Texas district’s eBook collection is worth checking out

An unusual new library at a Houston-area school district allows teachers and students to access hundreds of titles from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a…

Grant Deadlines

April Alan Shephard Technology in Education Awards Educators who demonstrate the effective use technology in the classroom are eligible to win a laptop computer through this brand-new program from the…

Grant Awards

$105,000 in equipment from Schering-Plough Corp. School nurses in Tennessee will get laptop computers, thanks to a donation from a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company. Schering-Plough Corp., headquartered in Kenilworth, N.J.,…

Use this new online curriculum to make sure your students are “CyberSmart!”

CyberSmart!, a new online curriculum co-published by the nonprofit CyberSmart! School Program and Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill, addresses the challenge of empowering children to use the internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. Developed…

“The Frederick Douglass Papers” provides insight into the abolitionist’s life and times

“The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress” presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an…

Make a map of the night sky using “Sky Chart”

Stargazing just got a whole lot more fun with the advent of this web site. Now, you can look up at the stars and actually know which constellation you’re looking…