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Students branch out in study abroad

A rising number of U.S. college students are choosing developing nations such as China, India, Argentina, and Brazil as their destinations for study-abroad programs, according to a new…

Technology draws a place in schools’ art curriculum

As technology continues to bring about new teaching methods in core subject areas, it is also being integrated successfully into the arts curriculum in classrooms across the country.In what is believed to be the first class of its kind in the country, Boston University has partnered with cellular company Amp'd Mobile to create a course…

Google courts schools with online tools

Aiming to extend its reach into schools, Google has created a new web site containing links to 12 of its web-based applications, along with information about how they…

Graphic-arts software targets schools

Two leading makers of graphic-arts software have released scaled-down versions of their most advanced multimedia design products, built specifically for use in schools. These new developments are making…

‘Threads’ wends new approach to computer science

Georgia Tech is pioneering a completely new approach to the teaching of computer science that school officials hope will renew interest in a flagging field and better prepare…

Video-on-demand service a valuable tool for teachers

As technology coordinator for the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (SCUCISD) in Schertz, Texas, Bill Salt believes in the power of technology to help transform education–but only, he says, if…

NASA aims to recruit future scientists

NASA has developed a new plan to attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by involving students in consistent STEM activities that span…

“Constructing the Future, Challenging the Past: Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership.”

The first day of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference and Exhibit Show kicked off Saturday, April 1, with a full schedule of sessions, exhibitor workshops,…

SAT scores drop, emboldening critics

With average SAT scores at their lowest in nearly 30 years--and with results from another leading indicator of college readiness, the ACT, on the rise--critics of the SAT are questioning…