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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…

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…

Microsoft to sell game-design software

Hoping to tap into students' love of video games, a growing number of schools are incorporating video-game design into their computer programming curricula. Now, software giant Microsoft Corp.…

Teachers sell lesson plans online

For all those teachers who take work home at night, creating lessons they hope kids will like, the reward is a good day in class. Now, there could…

Schools make content available to public

As the use of portable music players such as Apple's popular iPod continues to grow, some forward-thinking universities--and even a few K-12 institutions--are expanding their use of Apple's…

Today’s classes just a click away

Stateline.org reports that as high schools are being transformed through online learning, some surprising courses are now being offered online. Courses that may have been impractical to offer, or impractical…

Homeland security enters the classroom

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Hartford County school system plans to open the nation’s first magnet program focused on homeland security. The pioneering program will prepare high school students…

More than $3.5M for innovative use of technology

Teachers and schools successfully using interactive technology in the classroom may be selected to receive $2,500 gift cards from Best Buy. New applications are available July 1, 2006 and winners…