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“Primary Source Learning” has everything you need to incorporate primary sources into your lessons

Created and updated by practicing educators, "Primary Source Learning" helps teachers use primary-source materials from the Library of Congress in their lessons. The site's Teaching Materials database helps educators quickly…

View the latest images from Mars during this live webcast from the Exploratorium

The Exploratorium of San Francisco is holding a live webcast May 12 featuring an update on the Cassini spacecraft, which continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the…

Robots tackle core of STEM education

As pressure mounts to educate today's students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--also known as the STEM disciplines--to ensure America remains a global leader in innovation, educators from coast to…

More students getting laptops instead of textbooks

With the help of funding for schools affected by Hurricane Katrina and reward money for rising test scores, a Louisiana high school this fall will become one of the first…

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…