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Study reveals large disparities in state standards

As lawmakers begin the process of renewing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), a report released June 7 by the Education Department (ED) is sure to fuel debate about…

Sports, science a winning combination

A pioneering program at the University of Southern Mississippi aims to leverage students' interest in sports to attract them to the study of advanced science and materials technology. The school's…

Microsoft debuts math software

Software giant Microsoft Corp. has released a standalone math software product, called Microsoft Math 3.0, that can be purchased and downloaded from the company's web site. The software is intended to help…

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.…

History channel marks 400th anniversary of Jamestown with new interactive web site

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, The History Channel's web site has launched an interactive Jamestown microsite that allows users to explore the history of Jamestown, its settlers,…

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…