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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…

Podcasts help make history come alive

As the use of iPods and other handheld listening devices becomes more prevalent among students, some forward-thinking historical societies and other educational groups are embracing the technology as…

Interactive video conferences cover all bases

Leonard DiFranza believes he’s got a home run for educators: The interactive systems technician from the National Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) was at NECC 2006 to discuss how teachers…

Teachers sell lesson plans online

A new web site launched in April, teacherspayteachers.com, aims to do for teachers what eBay has done for the masses: It gives teachers a far-reaching platform for selling…

Mississippi proposes self-paced, online curriculum

Mississippi Superintendent of Education Hank Bounds has unveiled a new $20 million proposal designed to offer seven possible career paths to high school students, as well as online courses that…

Rice builds body of knowledge

A Rice University faculty member has created a system for the free online publication and exchange of curriculum material and other educational research on a vast range of topics–from engineering,…

Gates Foundation gives $10.4M to North Carolina schools

Acknowledging North Carolina’s efforts to overhaul its education system to meet the demands of the 21st century, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has again given the state’s high schools…

Project helps judge credibility of online information

Two university researchers, along with a team of experts, are working on a technology that would help users assess the credibility of information they find through internet searches. Michael Eisenberg,…

Robots stand in for bedridden students

Lying in his hospital room, on a mattress designed to protect his fragile skin, 13-year-old Achim Nurse poked his bandaged fingers at an orange button on what looked like a…