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Officials freeze ‘I CAN Learn’

Three-quarters of the way through an eight-year contract, school officials in Fort Worth, Texas, have suspended service and maintenance agreements for a controversial technology-based math program whose efficacy is supported,…

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…

Fiscal Responsibility 101: Lessons from the Federal Reserve

Fiscal Responsibility 101: Lessons from the Federal Reserve

At a time when the nation’s students are graduating college and, in some cases, high school while buried under mounting credit-card debt, the Federal Reserve has launched a newly redesigned…

Summer-school program meets students’ individual reading needs

Improving students’ reading skills has been a top priority of our national Reading First initiative–and at Mount Pleasant Area School District in Pennsylvania, we have taken this vision to heart…

Students use computers to design real-world service projects

The term "spatial technology" refers to the function of any number of different hardware and software tools that help students engage with the physical world. In a spatial technology lab,…

Ed ‘visionaries’: Schools must change

Ed ‘visionaries’: Schools must change

Today's educational system needs a complete overhaul--and technology is precisely the agent to accomplish this change, according to the speakers at Intel Corp.'s fourth annual Education Visionary Conference.…

Evolution hearings put science on trial

As the nation’s high-tech sector calls on U.S. schools to improve science education or risk forfeiting America’s position as a global leader in science and technology, the Kansas Board of…

Magical music tour no mystery

Magical music tour no mystery

He’s no John Lennon, but for a few hours on May 5, 15-year-old drummer and aspiring musician Julian Chavez-Talley got a taste of what life as the world’s most celebrated…

Student producers wow video judges

On a large-screen TV monitor inside the Discovery Channel headquarters, a series of stunning, computer-generated images appear: A blue skirt flows across a thin white cylinder, like a dowel hanging…