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No joke: Comic books as curriculum tools

CNN.com reports that Maryland's top educator encouraged teachers on Thursday to use comic books to inspire more students to read. The state of Maryland has worked with Disney Publishing Worldwide…

At the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford, Connecticut, educators have turned a 40-year-old school building into a

At the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering in Stamford, Connecticut, educators have turned a 40-year-old school building into a modern model for teaching and learning. And if it can be…

Billionaires start $60 million schools effort

The New York Times reports that Eli Broad and Bill Gates, two of the most prominent education philanthropists in the United States, have already poured more than $2 billion into…

Wikipedia offers offline access

BBC.com reports that Wikipedia will sell nearly 2,000 Wikipedia articles via compact disc to enable people without an internet connection to access highlights of the web resource. The articles selected…

Robots tackle core of STEM education

Despite a renewed emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to keep America globally competitive, many experts contend that students remain woefully ill-prepared in technology and engineering--the core…

Wanted: Single standard for open-content licenses

The movement toward open course materials for education has created something of a problem: Although a number of repositories have been set up to allow users to download sharable online…

PBS debuts comprehensive new online portal for teachers

PBS debuts comprehensive new online portal for teachers

PBS has formally launched a comprehensive new web site for K-12 educators, called "PBS Teachers." In production for more than a year, the site is the front door for all…

“FORA.tv” streams lectures and speeches on a variety of topics

“FORA.tv” streams lectures and speeches on a variety of topics

Teachers hoping to spark classroom discussions on a variety of topics--from politics and current events, to recent developments in the field of science--can turn to FORA.tv, a new broadband site…

Student-created site helps learners master vocabulary

Student-created site helps learners master vocabulary

Created by a high school student in the San Francisco Bay Area, Quizlet is a free, web-based tool designed to help students learn and practice vocabulary. …

“C-SPAN Classroom” provides extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential race

“C-SPAN Classroom” provides extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential race

Teachers and students looking for information about the 2008 presidential campaign should visit C-SPAN Classroom, which allows users to closely track the issues and candidates shaping what promises to be…