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Video-game camps target at-risk youth

Video-game camps target at-risk youth

A trio of electronic gaming enthusiasts is playing on kids’ interest in video games to help at-risk urban students learn key math and science concepts–and possibly open doors into the…

Computer classes losing their luster?

Courses in computer science are in danger of losing their appeal and support, according to teachers talking with the Associated Press (AP) during the 143rd National Education Association conference in…

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

Thanks to the explosion of multimedia resources and communication tools in today’s schools and homes, young people now–more than ever before–are exposed to the hardships and tragedies faced by distant…

Life after Auschwitz: Experience tragedy through the eyes of survivors

Life after Auschwitz: Experience tragedy through the eyes of survivors

From the nonprofit Shoah Foundation comes “Surviving Auschwitz: Five Personal Journeys,” a new online exhibit that takes a look at the extraordinary lives of five men and women who lived…

Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Students can learn the secrets of architectural design and study the subtle nuances of place under the virtual tutelage of one of the world’s most influential architects at “Architectural Studio…

New requirement for federally funded schools takes effect this fall

The U.S. Constitution guarantees certain freedoms–but it appears federally funded schools aren’t free to teach about these whenever they want. If you didn’t read the Federal Register on May 24,…

Got an IT job in ed? Hang onto it!

Schools and colleges might soon have an easier time recruiting and retaining high-tech help if the latest trend in IT jobs continues on its current trajectory. Consider the case of…

P21: Rethink testing for future success

Today’s high-stakes tests are inadequate tools for measuring the kinds of skills students will need for success in the global, technology-driven workplace, according to a group of key business and…

Student-created web site aims to teach awareness, sensitivity toward others

Student-created web site aims to teach awareness, sensitivity toward others

Drawing on videotaped interviews from victims of hate speech and other sources, Ball State University students have created a web site they hope will curb the use of such epithets.…

Digital library catalogs the mysteries of science

Digital library catalogs the mysteries of science

From the National Science Foundation comes the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), a vast collection of online resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels…