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21st-century school represents ‘the will to change’

At the end of a dimly lit corridor in the heart of the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE), a 450-student public high school in Stamford, Conn., a student…

Massive biology web site could democratize science

In a whale-sized project, the world's scientists plan to compile everything they know about all of Earth's 1.8 million known species and put it all on one web site, open…

Schools ride emerging trend: Bus-based connectivity

School buses and other vehicles are being equipped with wireless internet access in an emerging trend that has enormous implications for students. Proponents of the trend say wireless connectivity on…

Tech helps with ESL instruction

With No Child Left Behind raising the stakes for reading achievement, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction also has taken on a greater urgency. Fortunately, a myriad of technologies…

Education veteran creates “Youtube” for teachers

Given the enormous popularity of YouTube, it's not surprising that an education-specific version of this video-sharing web site should emerge--and on March 6, that's just what happened.…

Virtual island offers real-world earth science lessons

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently launched what it says is the first government-sponsored, earth-science "island" on the popular virtual world of Second Life.…

Virtual tours offer trips through time

As technology improves and costs fall, educators, museums, and others increasingly are using video, animation, graphics, and other technology to depict historical sites virtually, in three dimensions--beyond what text, maps,…

Little blue robots recruit college kids

A new course at Georgia Tech University that asks students to program a low-cost personal robot called the Scribbler is part of a growing movement in schools nationwide to reignite…

Contest helps boost math, science skills

Boston.com reports that the Global Challenge is a Vermont-based contest aimed at improving American high school students' math and science skills. During the school year, 58 teams of American students…

“InvestorEd 101″ collects valuable sites for teaching about investing

Teachers searching for high-quality educational content about investing for their middle or high school classrooms can turn to this new resource from the Alliance for Investor Education (AIE), which has…